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Br J Cancer. 1995 Oct;72(4):943-5.

Transience of cervical HPV infection in sexually active, young women with normal cervicovaginal cytology.

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  • 1University Department of Pathology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

Abstract

Human papillomavirus DNA was detected in cervical specimens from 366 sexually active young women with cytomorphologically normal cervices using the polymerase chain reaction. In 93% (25/27) of initially infected women, the same viral type was not detected upon re-examination four menstrual cycles later. These results suggest that the majority of HPV infections in young women are transient.

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PMC2034061
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