Journal article

Serologic response to human papillomavirus 16 among Australian women with high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

SN Tabrizi, IH Frazer, SM Garland

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2006

Abstract

This study evaluated the detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 antibody in HPV 16-associated cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in Australian women. Seroreactivity to HPV 16 L1 virus-like particles was assessed in patients with CIN 2 (n= 169) and CIN 3 (n= 229) lesions previously tested for the presence of HPV DNA. Seropositivity was significantly commoner in women with HPV 16 DNA-positive lesions (98/184) than in women with no HPV DNA in the lesion (15/47) or with HPV of types other than 16 in the lesion (43/167) (P= 0.0004). In addition, seropositivity was observed in 33% (55/169) of women with CIN 2 and 46% (106/229) of women with CIN 3, in keeping with the lower fraction of CI..

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