Malvika Misra

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India


  • Research Article   
    Human Papillomavirus Screening: Study of HPV prevalence and cervical cancer in North Indian Women Population
    Author(s): Malvika Misra, Chandravati and Pratima Tripathi*

    Background: Genotyping of Human PapillomaVirus (HPV) has become a necessary criterion to establish a clear connection between the efficiency of HPV vaccine clinical trials and HPV prevalence worldwide. HPV infections contribute to 40%-60% of all known cancers and its screening and vaccination is an important aspect for a healthy life in females. Studies in North India Population have not been conducted yet in this regard. Materials & Methods: In this study, overall HPV prevalence and type specific prevalence were assessed in cervical smear of 2700 samples, using real time polymerase chain reaction for screening and linear array assay for genotyping. HPV status was studied in relation to age and other lifestyle factors. Results: Twenty per cent of samples were HPV positive. HPV type diversity was broad, and multiple strains of HPV .. Read More»

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