The importance and natural history of HPV infections in childhood is incompletely understood.
We performed a survey for presence of serum antibodies to HPV capsids among 1031 children aged 0 to 13 years, resident in Stockholm, Sweden.
The HPV seroprevalence among these children was 3.0% for HPV16,0.6% for HPV18 and 2.7% for HPV33.
By comparison, among simultaneously analyzed positive control panels comprising women with CIN or healthy women with type-specific cervical HPV DNA, seroprevalence of HPV 16,18 and 33 was 69%, 58% and 63% respectively.
The results suggest that HPV infection in childhood is not common.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Papillomavirus humain 16, Papillomavirus humain, Papillomavirus, Papovaviridae, Virus, Papillomavirus humain 18, Sérologie, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Suède, Europe, Enfant, Homme, Papillomavirus humain 33
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, Human papillomavirus 16, Human papillomavirus, Papillomavirus, Papovaviridae, Virus, Human papillomavirus 18, Serology, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Sweden, Europe, Child, Human
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