Distribution of high risk Human Papilloma Virus genotypes among cervical cancer patients in a tertiary level hospital in Bangladesh

Background: Cervical cancer is one of the most common types of cancer affecting women worldwide. Persistent HPV infection plays a major role in cervical cancer. The risk of cervical cancer has increased in parallel with the incidence of certain genotypes of human papilloma virus (HPV).

Methods: The study was aimed to detect the distribution of HPV genotypes among cervical cancer patients from a specialized hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. HPV DNA testing was done by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using SPF-10 broad-spectrum primers followed by genotyping by reverse hybridization using the INNO-LIPA genotyping system at the Department of Virology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka.


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