Effect of cervical cytologic status on the association between human papillomavirus type 16 DNA load and the risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

The Journal of infectious diseases, Volume 198, Issue 3, p.324-31 (2008)

Keywords:

2008, Adolescent, Adult, Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia, Cervix Uteri, DNA, Viral, Female, Human Biology Division, Human papillomavirus 16, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Papillomavirus Infections, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Public Health Sciences Division, ROC Curve, Statistics as Topic

Abstract:

Although correlations between cervical cytologic status and both human papillomavirus (HPV) load and histopathologic status are recognized, it is largely undetermined whether the association between the HPV DNA load and the risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 (CIN-3) differs on the basis of cervical cytologic findings.