Human papillomavirus infection and risk of progression of epithelial abnormalities of the cervix

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  • Ciaran Woodman
  • Terence Rollason
  • J Ellis
  • S Wilson


The polymerase chain reaction has been used to determine the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 and HPV 18 DNA sequences in archival histological material removed from a cohort of untreated women with cervical epithelial abnormalities. The detection of HPV 16 or HPV 18 DNA sequences in the initial biopsy specimen was associated with a significantly increased risk of subsequent disease progression.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-556
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996


  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia, Cervix Uteri, Cohort Studies, DNA, Viral, Disease Progression, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Papillomaviridae, Papillomavirus Infections, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Risk Factors, Time Factors, Tumor Virus Infections

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