Multiple human papilloma virus types in cervical infections: competition or synergy?

@article{Mejlhede2010MultipleHP,
  title={Multiple human papilloma virus types in cervical infections: competition or synergy?},
  author={Nina Mejlhede and Bo Vestergaard Pedersen and Morten Frisch and Anders Fomsgaard},
  journal={APMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica},
  year={2010},
  volume={118 5},
  pages={346-52}
}
Coinfection with multiple human papilloma virus (HPV) types is common in cervical HPV infection. To evaluate if infections with different HPV types occur independently, we examined 3558 women above 15 years of age suspected of cervical HPV infection. Among them, 1842 (52%) women were HPV negative and 1716 (48%) were HPV positive as analysed by a PCR-based commercial microarray assay for mucosal types. Of the HPV-positive samples, 824 (48%) had single infections, while 892 (52%) had multiple… CONTINUE READING