A history of having
exposure as detected by serum
antibodies is a cofactor of human papillomavirus (HPV) mediated cervical
carcinogenesis. In this study, we examined the concurrent
infections in cytologic atypia of the uterine cervix in order to evaluate the
infection in patients with high risk for
cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Cervical scrapes form 707 patients were
subjected to PCR amplification with primer sets for HPV and
Based on negative beta-globin results, 10 specimens were not eligible for
further analysis. Oncogenic HPV types were detected in 278 specimens (39.8%).
was found only in six specimens (0.9%). In conclusion,
infection was uncommon and hence it was an
improbable risk factor in cytologic atypia.