Genotype Distribution of Human Papillomaviruses in Japanese Women with Abnormal Cervical Cytology
Kazunari Kondo 1, Asami Uenoyama 1, Ryo Kitagawa 1, Hajime Tsunoda 1, Rika Kusumoto-Matsuo 2, Seiichiro Mori 2, Yoshiyuki Ishii 2, Takamasa Takeuchi 2, Tadahito Kanda 3, Iwao Kukimoto*, 2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2012
Issue: Suppl 2
First Page: 277
Last Page: 283
Publisher Id: TOVJ-6-277
Article History:Received Date: 22/5/2012
Revision Received Date: 4/9/2012
Acceptance Date: 14/9/2012
Electronic publication date: 28/12/2012
Collection year: 2012
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We report the prevalence and genotype distribution of human papillomaviruses (HPVs) among Japanese women with abnormal cervical cytology using the PGMY-CHUV assay, one of PGMY-PCR-based lineblot assays that was validated and shown to be suitable for the detection of multiple HPV types in a specimen with minimum bias. Total DNA was extracted from cervical exfoliated cells collected from 326 outpatients with abnormal Pap smears. Overall, 307 specimens (94%) were HPV-positive, 30% of which contained multiple genotypes. The prevalence of HPV DNA was 83% (49/59 samples) in atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US); 91% (20/22 samples) in atypical squamous cells, cannot exclude high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (ASC-H); 97% (130/134 samples) in low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL); and 99% (85/86 samples) in high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL). Three most frequent HPV types detected in HSIL were HPV16 (36%), HPV52 (24%), and HPV58 (14%). Our results suggest that multiple HPV infections are more prevalent in Japanese women than previously reported, and confirm that HPV52 and 58 are more dominant in their cervical precancerous lesions when compared to those reported in Western countries.