Oral human papillomavirus prevalence in high school students of one municipality in Sweden
2013 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0036-5548, E-ISSN 1651-1980, Vol. 45, no 11, 878-881 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The rise in human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has been suggested to be responsible for the increased incidence of oropharyngeal cancer in the Western world. This has boosted interest in oral HPV prevalence and whether HPV vaccines can prevent oral HPV infection. In a previous study we showed oral HPV prevalence to be almost 10% in youth aged 15-23 y attending a youth clinic in Stockholm, Sweden. However, this may not be a generalizable sample within the Swedish population. Therefore, mouthwashes were used to investigate oral HPV prevalence in 335 Swedish high school students aged 17-21 y (median age 18 y), from 1 municipality with 140,000 inhabitants. The presence of HPV DNA in the oral samples, as examined by a Luminex-based assay, was significantly lower in this cohort, only 1.8% (3.1% in females and 0.6% in males), as compared to our previous study.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 45, no 11, 878-881 p.
HPV, oral HPV infection, high school students
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210561DOI: 10.3109/00365548.2013.821626ISI: 000325817000011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-210561DiVA: diva2:664012