Prevalence and distribution of human papillomavirus findings in swab specimens from gynaecology clinics of the east coast of Spain

Miguel Martorell, José Ángel Garca-Garca, Cristian Ortiz, Ana Pérez-Vallés, Consuelo Calabuig, David Gómez-Cabrero, Manuel Escolano, Manel Montesinos

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The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) among females in the east coast of Spain. A total of 1956 women visiting gynaecology clinics for routine check-ups were included in the study. Swabs were analyzed for HPV DNA by consensus polymerase chain reaction followed by direct sequencing. The overall HPV prevalence was 12.99%. HPV vaccine types 6, 11, 16 and 18 were detected in 6.13% of female participants. © 2010 Informa UK Ltd.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-553
Number of pages5
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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