Survey of human papillomavirus types and their vertical transmission in pregnant women

  title={Survey of human papillomavirus types and their vertical transmission in pregnant women},
  author={Ying Hong and Shu-Qin Li and Ya-li Hu and Zhiqun Wang},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
BACKGROUND The prevalence, genotypes, and vertical transmission characteristics of human papillomavirus (HPV) among pregnant women from Nanjing, China was investigated. METHODS Cervical cells were collected from healthy pregnant women (n = 3139; stage of gestation, 24.6 ± 2.1 weeks) for cytological evaluation and determination of HPV infection status. Exfoliated oral and genital cells were collected from neonates (<1-day-old, n = 233) whose mothers were positive for HPV DNA. We used HPV Gene… CONTINUE READING

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