Clearance of cervical human papillomavirus infection by treatment for cervical dysplasia

Liesbeth J.M. Bollen, Steven P. Tjong-A-Hung, Jacobus Van Der Velden, Ben W. Mol, Kees Boer, Fiebo J.W. Ten Kate, Otto P. Bleker, Jan Ter Schegget*

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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) after treatment for cervical dysplasia. Study Design: The presence of HPV was investigated in cervical scrapes of 91 patients, before and after treatment, using consensus primers in the polymerase chain reaction. Results: Before treatment for cervical dysplasia, 89 of 91 patients (98%) were HPV-positive compared with 28 of 91 patients (31%) after treatment. The HPV type present before treatment was found in the scrapes of only 9 of 89 patients (10%). Detection of HPV after treatment was associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection and incomplete conization. Conclusion: The HPV type present before treatment was frequently cleared by treatment for cervical dysplasia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)456-460
Number of pages5
JournalSexually Transmitted Diseases
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1997

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