Low prevalence of HPV infection and its natural history in normal oral mucosa among volunteers on Miyako Island, Japan.

@article{Kurose2004LowPO,
  title={Low prevalence of HPV infection and its natural history in normal oral mucosa among volunteers on Miyako Island, Japan.},
  author={Kazuyo Kurose and Masanori Terai and Nurtami Soedarsono and Doralina Rabello and Yumiko Nakajima and Robert D Burk and Minoru Takagi},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2004},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={91-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in normal oral mucosa, and to observe the natural history in the oral cavity in oral swab samples collected from healthy volunteers on Miyako Island, Okinawa, Japan. STUDY DESIGN The prevalence of HPV infection in oral buccal mucosa cell scrapes collected between 2000 and 2002 from a cohort of 668 healthy volunteers was determined. HPV DNA was detected by consensus polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using MY09/MY11… CONTINUE READING

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