Detection of human papilloma virus in the tonsils of children undergoing tonsillectomy

Detection of human papilloma virus in the tonsils of children undergoing tonsillectomy

Autor Ribeiro, Kátia Moreira Xavier Google Scholar
Alvez, Janaína Maria Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pignatari, Shirley Shizue Nagata Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Weckx, Luc Louis Maurice Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Human papilloma virus (HPV) is related to respiratory mucosal diseases, such as recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, as well as to upper-respiratory-tract malignancies. There are few reports concerning the prevalence of HPV in the upper respiratory tract of non-affected individuals. We examined the prevalence of HPV in the tonsils of children of the general population scheduled for tonsillectomy. Samples were taken from the tonsils of 100 children undergoing tonsillectomy and were then tested for HPV with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique, utilizing the generic primers MY09 and MY 11. The study excluded children known to have HPV and HIV-related diseases. Parents and legal guardians completed a standardized socio-demographic questionnaire. The questionnaire revealed that 84% of the mothers had at least one risk factor for genital HPV. None of the tonsil samples were positive for HPV. Apparently HPV does not commonly colonize the tonsils of children undergoing routine tonsillectomy.
Assunto HPV
Idioma Inglês
Data 2006-06-01
Publicado em Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, v. 10, n. 3, p. 165-168, 2006.
ISSN 1413-8670 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Editor Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
Extensão 165-168
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
SciELO S1413-86702006000300002 (estatísticas na SciELO)

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