Our experiences with human papilloma virus
Keywords:Human Papilloma Virus, Cervical Carcinoma, Typing
Aim: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a non-enveloped, double-stranded, circular DNA virus responsible for causing multiple epithelial lesions and cancers. The link between cervical squamous cell carcinoma and virus has been known for a long time. The aim of this study is to share the experiences of HPV detected in patients who applied to a gynecology and obstetrics clinic in Turkey.
Materials and Methods: The study was carried out on women who applied to a gynecology and obstetrics clinic in Turkey. A total of 84 women were included in the study. The study includes the data of our clinic for two years. HPV data obtained from the participants were classified and analyzed. HPV types were determined in our study. Pap smear test was performed on HPV positive participants and colposcopy was recommended.
Results: The average age of the participants was 36.2. The youngest participant is 19 years old, while the oldest participant is 62 years old. While 34 of the participants are single, the number of married participants is 50. There is no participant without sexual experience. All are sexually active. As a result of HPV examination, it was determined that 18 participants were HPV positive. The average age of HPV positive participants is 34.7 years. Of these, five participants are married and 13 participants are single. As a result of typing, HPV type 6 and type 11 were detected in six participants. The most common types detected in the participants were HPV Types 6 and 11.
Conclusion: Although the study does not reflect the frequency of HPV subtypes in our country, it is important in terms of giving an idea.
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