Human papilloma virus (HPV) can reach a child's anogenital area by vertical transmission or by close contact, which can be either sexual or nonsexual. Our objective was to compare HPV in prepubertal girls with and without lichen sclerosus (LS). We compared the frequencies and types of HPV in girls with LS with those in children with non-LS vulval disease (vulval swab and urine) and in children with no known vulval disease (urine only). HPV DNA was detected using a nested polymerase chain reac...Expand abstract
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Genital carriage of human papilloma virus (HPV) DNA in prepubertal girls with and without vulval disease.
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