Detection of human papillomaviruses type 16, 18 and 33 in bronchial aspirates of lung carcinoma patients by polymerase chain reaction: a study of 84 cases in Croatia

Vrabec Branica, Božica and Smojver-Ježek, Silvana and Juroš, Zrinka and Grgić, Sandra and Srpak, Nives and Mitrečić, Dinko and Gajović, Srećko (2010) Detection of human papillomaviruses type 16, 18 and 33 in bronchial aspirates of lung carcinoma patients by polymerase chain reaction: a study of 84 cases in Croatia. Collegium Antropologicum, 34 (1). pp. 159-62. ISSN 0350-6134

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Besides its well-known role in cervical carcinoma, HPV is also suggested to be involved in lung cancer development. A number of authors have been investigating the presence of HPV in histological materials. We used routine bronchial aspirates from 84 patients with lung carcinoma for DNA extraction and then performed polymerase chain reaction for high-risk HPV types 16, 18 and 33. The results were compared to those obtained from buccal and eyelid mucosa. Only three patients were positive for HPV in bronchial aspirates: one for HPV 16 type, one for HPV 18 type, and one for HPV 33. Our data indicated the low prevalence of HPV in patients with lung carcinomas in Croatia, therefore it seems unlikely that HPV contributes to the development of lung carcinomas in this region.

Abstract in Croatian

ODREĐIVANJE HUMANOG PAPILOMA VIRUSA TIPA 16, 18 I 33 U ASPIRATIMA BRONHA PACIJENATA S KARCINOMOM PLUĆA METODOM LANČANE REAKCIJE POLIMERAZOM: ISTRAŽIVANJE 84 PACIJENTA U HRVATSKOJ ----- Za humani papiloma virus je pretpostavljeno da može imati, osim u etiologiji karcinoma cerviksa uterusa, ulogu i u etiologiji nastanka karcinoma pluća. Prisustvo visokorizičnih tipova papiloma virusa tipa 16, 18 i 33 istraživano je u rutinskim citološkim uzorcima aspirata bronha 84 pacijenata s karcinomom pluća, nakon izolacije DNA, metodom lančane reakcije polimerazom. Rezultati su uspoređivani sa onima u uzorcima bukalne i vjeđne sluznice. Samo tri pacijenta bila su pozitivna na humani papiloma virus: jedan na HPV 16 tip, jedan na HPV 18 tip i jedan na HPV 33 tip. Naši rezultati potvrđuju nisku prevalenciju humanog papiloma virusa u pacijenata s plućnim karcinomom u Hrvatskoj što ukazuje da HPV vjerojatno ne sudjeluje u razvoju karcinoma pluća na ovom području.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Adenocarcinoma/epidemiology ; Adenocarcinoma/pathology ; Adenocarcinoma/virology ; Aged ; Aged, 80 and over ; Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid/virology ; Carcinoma, Large Cell/epidemiology ; Carcinoma, Large Cell/pathology ; Carcinoma, Large Cell/virology ; Carcinoma, Small Cell/epidemiology ; Carcinoma, Small Cell/pathology ; Carcinoma, Small Cell/virology ; Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/epidemiology ; Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/pathology ; Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/virology ; Croatia/epidemiology ; DNA Probes, HPV ; DNA, Viral/analysis ; Female ; Human papillomavirus 16/genetics ; Human papillomavirus 16/isolation & purification ; Human papillomavirus 18/genetics ; Human papillomavirus 18/isolation & purification ; Humans ; Lung Neoplasms/epidemiology ; Lung Neoplasms/pathology ; Lung Neoplasms/virology ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Papillomavirus Infections/diagnosis ; Papillomavirus Infections/epidemiology ; Polymerase Chain Reaction ; Prevalence
Departments: Katedra za histologiju i embriologiju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Vrabec Branica, BožicaUNSPECIFIED
Smojver-Ježek, SilvanaUNSPECIFIED
Mitrečić, DinkoUNSPECIFIED
Gajović, SrećkoUNSPECIFIED
Date: March 2010
Date Deposited: 21 May 2010
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:11
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