Distribution of human papillomavirus types in women from Valencia, Spain, with abnormal cytology

José Angel García-García, Ana Pérez-Vallés, Miguel Martorell, Beatriz Gómez, David Gómez-Cabrero, Francesc Soler, Consuelo Calabuig

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Objective: To determine human papillomavirus (HPV) types among cervical smears using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and to contribute to the knowledge of human papillomavirus genotype distribution and prevalence of oncogenic types in cervical lesions in Spain. Study Design: Consensus PCR and direct sequencing of PCR products (DNA HPV typing) were used in a retrospective study to determinate the type or types of HPV on 974 cytology smears of women with abnormal cytology results. Results: Of 974 smears, 79.8% were high-risk (H-R) HPVs, 19.7% low-risk (L-R) HPVs, 4.6% indeterminate-risk (I-R) HPVs, considering both single and multiple infections. Multiple infections were detected in 4.7% of the cytologies. We detected 40 different HPV types: 17 H-R (HPV 26 not detected), 10 L-R (HPVs 40 and HPV 61 not detected) and 13 I-R. The highest percentage of H-R HPV was found in those women with a cytologic high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) (87.4%). HPV 16 was the most frequent genotype Conclusion: There was a significantly higher prevalence rate of H-R HPV in HSIL than in low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) and atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US) (p
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-164
Number of pages6
JournalActa Cytologica
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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