Symptomatic and asymptomatic cervical infections with human papillomavirus during pregnancy.

@article{Fife1987SymptomaticAA,
  title={Symptomatic and asymptomatic cervical infections with human papillomavirus during pregnancy.},
  author={Kenneth H. Fife and Robert E. Rogers and B W Zwickl},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1987},
  volume={156 6},
  pages={904-11}
}
The prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection of the cervix was determined in an unselected population of pregnant women presenting to an inner-city Obstetrics Clinic in the first trimester. Cervical scrape specimens were screened for the presence of HPV types 6, 11, 16, 18, and 31 DNA by using three different blot hybridization methods. Specimens from 26 (11.1%) of 234 patients contained HPV DNA sequences. HPV-16 and -31 were detected in six specimens each, whereas HPV-6, -11, and -18… CONTINUE READING
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