HPV

A.J. Cann nna at le.ac.uk
Fri Jul 12 06:28:45 EST 1996


In article <11JUL96.12702830.0022.MUSIC at MUSIC.FERRIS.EDU>,
YD03 at MUSIC.FERRIS.EDU (Walter Hoeksma) wrote:

> Hou Yunde wrote:
> 
> >Does anyone know how many types of human papillomavirus have been
> >detectedand identified  up to date? and how many types among them
> >are related to cervix cancer?
> >Thank you!
> 

> More than 70 genotypes of HPV have been identified of which about 20
> infect the cervix. Of the HPV types that infect the cervix, types 16,
> 18, 45 and 56 are considered high risk types.

According to Fields Virology (3rd Edition 1996), the high risk types are:
16, 18, 31, 45
-- 
Dr Alan J. Cann  PhD,   Department of Microbiology & Immunology,
University of Leicester,  P.O. Box 138,  Medical Sciences Building,
University Road, Leicester LE1 9HN,  UK.
Email: nna at le.ac.uk     http://www-micro.msb.le.ac.uk/AJC/nna.html



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