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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1998;41(3):875-879.
Published online January 1, 2001.
The Study of the Frequency of Cervical Human Papillomavirus Type 16 and 18 Infection in Pregnant Women.
E S Song, K H Bang, S W Hwang, Y G Lim, M H Im, B I Lee, S H Park, T S Hwang, J K Jung
Because of incomplete data in the current literature, we would like to know the frequency of cervical human papillomavirus[HPV] type 16 and 18 infection in Korean pregnant women. Study DESIGN: Pregnant patients who were seen for routine care at our clinic were recruited. Cervical cells were collected by special brushes and deoxyribonucleic acid[DNA] was extracted and tested to identify the presence of HPV DNA by polymerase chain reaction. RESULTS: Results from 86 pregnant women were analyzed. The frequecncy of HPV DNA type 16 was 4.7% of the pregnant women in these samples and the frequency of type 18 was 1.2%. CONCLUSION: The frequence of HPV infection of the cervix in pregnant women was 4.7% in type 16 and 1.2% in type 18 in this study.
Key Words: Pregnancy, HPV 16 & 18, DNA, Polymerase chain reaction[PCR]

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