Lack of papillomavirus (HPV) in pterygia of a Brazilian sample.

  title={Lack of papillomavirus (HPV) in pterygia of a Brazilian sample.},
  author={Silvana Artioli Schellini and Erika Hoyama and Claudia Akemi Shiratori and Regina Hitomi Sakamoto and Jo{\~a}o Manuel Grisi Candeias},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de oftalmologia},
  volume={69 4},
PURPOSE Because the influence of papillomavirus (HPV) in pterygium pathogenesis is controversial, the aim of this study was to identify whether it is present in the pterygia lesions in our region. METHODS Thirty-six patients with unilateral primary pterygia were submitted to excision of pterygia and a sample of normal conjunctiva. Tissues were submitted to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) evaluation for papillomavirus DNA detection. RESULTS We were unable to detect any HPV DNA in all studied… CONTINUE READING

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