Underwear: contamination by human papillomaviruses.


Genital human papillomavirus-related lesions occurring in 74 patients and cellular swab samples taken from their underwear were analyzed with a filter hybridization technique (ViraPap-ViraType, Life Technologies Inc., Gaithersburg, Md.) for human papillomavirus deoxyribonucleic acid. Human papillomavirus deoxyribonucleic acid was found in 54 of 74 (72%) lesional tissues and 13 of 74 (17%) swabs from the underwear. Recurrence rates in patients with and without positive underwear swabs were 61% and 29% (p less than 0.05), respectively.


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@article{Bergeron1990UnderwearCB, title={Underwear: contamination by human papillomaviruses.}, author={Christine M. Bergeron and Alex S Ferenczy and Ralph M. Richart}, journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology}, year={1990}, volume={162 1}, pages={25-9} }