Cite this article
Volume | Year
European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on imrpress.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.
The role of ureaplasma urealyticum infection in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and cervical cancer
C. Xiaolei1, H. Tao1, S. Zongli2, Y. Hongying3,*
1 Department of Gynecology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, Henan Province
2 Department of Central Lab, the First Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, Henan Province
3 Department of Pathogeny, Medical College, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, Henan Province (China)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2014, 35(5), 571–575; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo25252014
Published: 10 October 2014
Aim: To investigate the role of ureaplasma urealyticum (UU) infection in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and cervical cancer and to study the correlation between UU and HPV infection in CIN/cervical cancer. Materials and Methods: A total of 233 research subjects were divided into the case group and the control group. UU and pathogenic load UU were detected in the case group and the control group by fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method, human papillomavirus (HPV) in case group by PCR + membrane hybridization method. Results: There was statistically significant difference in the case group and control group with respect to the positive rate and pathogenic load of UU (p < 0.05). The positive rate of UU among CIN II group, CIN III group, and the cervical cancer group were not statistically significant difference (p > 0.05). There may be statistically significant difference in the result of testing UU coinfection with HPV (p = 0.002). Conclusion: Positive rate and the pathogenic load of UU infection may be related to the genesis of cervical cancer. Significant combined effect could strengthen the process of the disease and lead to the pathogenesis of cervical cancer between infection of HPV and UU.