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A high prevalence of human papillomavirus 16 and 18 co-infections in cervical biopsies from southern Brazil

By Sheile Pinheiro de Jesus, Ana Carla Marques da Costa, Regina Bones Barcellos, Rubia Marília de Medeiros, Cláudia Maria Dornelles da Silva and Maria Lucia Rossetti


ABSTRACT HPV types 16 and 18 were studied in paraffin-fixed cervical biopsy collected in southern Brazil. HPV 16, HPV 18 and co-infection HPV 16/18 were identified in 10/57 (17.5%), 4/57 (7%) and in 43/57 (75.4%) samples, respectively. Southern Brazil has one of the highest prevalence rates of HPV 16/18 reported

Topics: HPV 16, HPV 18, Cervical biopsy, Southern Brazil, Microbiology, QR1-502
Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Microbiologia
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.bjm.2018.04.003
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