Penile, Uretral and Seminal Sampling for Diagnosis of Human Papillomavirus Infection in Men.

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Methods that used specimens from three genital sites (penile brushing [PB], urethral brushing [UB], and the retrieval of semen [SE]) from 50 men were examined for human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA detection. The rates of detection by PB, UB, SE, PB and UB, and PB and SE were 88.9%, 50.0%, 33.3%, 100%, and 97.2%, respectively. The use of PB and UB appears to be the most accurate method; as an alternative to UB, the use of SE with PB could be used to improve the rate of HPV DNA detection in men.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-251
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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