The human papillomaviruses (HPV) are regarded as one of the important agents of cervical carcinoma. A multicentre study was organized to determine the prevalence of HPV in the fertile female population in Hungary. Parallel with the clinical sample collection, a questionnaire interview was performed to acquire data on the life style, socioeconomic status, sexual practice, etc. 1200 women were examined colposcopically and cervix samples were collected for cytology and the detection of HPV DNA. 17.4% of the samples were HPV-infected. 3.9% of the patients had acquired low-risk, and 10.1% 10.2% high-risk HPV types; 3.4% of the women were at the same time infected with both low-risk and high-risk HPV types. Simultaneously performance of cytology and the HPV hybrid capture assay contribute to recognise and treat the precancerous status and risk factors.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - jan. 17 1999|
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