Prevalence and Genotypic Identification of Human Papillomavirus Infection in a Population from Northwestern Spain

C. Rodríguez-Cerdeira*, 1, R. Chillón1, S. Díez-Moreno1, A. Guerra-Tapia2
1 Dermatology Department. CHUVI & University of Vigo. Vigo, Spain
2 Dermatology Department. Hospital Doce de Octubre. Madrid, Spain

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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Dermatology, CHUVI, Meixoeiro Hospital & University of Vigo, 36200 Vigo, Galicia, Spain; Tel: 0034600536114; Fax: 0034986276416;


We present a cross-sectional observational descriptive study that was carried out on a reference population of 84,000 women from Northwestern Spain in order to study the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) and its repercussion in genital cancer. The group of patients for this study was of 436 patients with ages ranging from 16 to 80 years old. Three samples were taken from each woman in this group from the cervix and vagina, which was, later, processed using PCR techniques. The most predominant serotype was PHPV-16, followed by HPV-31. Type 1 CIN (low grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia) (LG-CIN) was the most predominant.