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Anogenital hairs are an important reservoir of alpha-papillomaviruses in patients with genital warts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19301978     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) were detected in 69 (43.7%) of 158 and in 7 (4.5%) of 155 anogenital hairs obtained from 53 patients with genital warts (GWs) and from 53 age-matched healthy control subjects, respectively. At least 1 hair sample was positive for 69.8% of patients and for 13.2% of control subjects. For patients, HPV was detected in 64.2%, 39.6%, and 26.9% of hairs plucked from the pubic, scrotal, and perianal regions, respectively. For 91.9% of patients, the same HPV genotype was identified in GWs and hairs from at least 1 sampling site. Having GWs was found to be strongly associated with the presence in anogenital hairs of the HPV genotype causing the GWs (range of odds ratios, 13.0-20.0).
Mario Poljak; Bostjan J Kocjan; Marko Potocnik; Katja Seme
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  199     ISSN:  0022-1899     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-10     Completed Date:  2009-07-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413675     Medline TA:  J Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1270-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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MeSH Terms
Alphapapillomavirus / growth & development,  isolation & purification*
Anal Canal / virology
Condylomata Acuminata / psychology,  virology*
DNA, Viral / genetics,  isolation & purification
Foreskin / virology
Hair / virology*
Middle Aged
Penis / virology
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Scrotum / virology
Skin / virology
Vulva / virology
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Viral

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