Cigarette smoking as a potential cause of cervical cancer : has confounding been controlled ?
It is widely believed that some sexually transmitted pathogen plays a key role in the aetiology of cervical cancer.
However, although certain human papilloma viruses are strongly implicated, the pathogen responsible and its mechanism of action remain to be finally characterized.
The correlation between cigarette smoking and sexual activity that exists in most cultures therefore makes evaluation of the potential additional role of smoking difficult, due to confounding with the presence of the aetiological pathogen.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Col utérus, Epidémiologie, Tabagisme, Toxicité, Homme, Femelle, Royaume Uni, Europe, Appareil génital femelle pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Uterine cervix, Epidemiology, Tobacco smoking, Toxicity, Human, Female, United Kingdom, Europe, Female genital diseases
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Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 199406.