Type-specific persistence of high-risk human papillomavirus infections in the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union Cohort Study.

@article{Kulmala2007TypespecificPO,
  title={Type-specific persistence of high-risk human papillomavirus infections in the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union Cohort Study.},
  author={Satu-Maria A Kulmala and Irena P Shabalova and Nikolay Petrovitchev and Kari Juhani Syrj{\"a}nen and Ulf Gyllensten and Bo C. Johansson and Stina M Syrj{\"a}nen},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={17-22}
}
BACKGROUND Prospective follow-up studies have recently suggested that persistent high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infections play a key role in the progression of CIN lesions and in the development of cervical cancer. However, data on type-specific persistence, viral integration, and the role of multiple infections are scanty. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional/cohort study was conducted between 1998 and 2002 in three New Independent States of the former Soviet Union comprising a… CONTINUE READING

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