Active Squamous Metaplasia of the Cervical Epithelium Is Associated With Subsequent Acquisition of Human Papillomavirus 16 Infection Among Healthy Young Women
The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 07/17/2012
Hwang LY et al. – Dynamic metaplasia rather than the sheer extent of ectopy appears to increase risk for incident HPV16 in healthy young women. This in vivo observation is consistent with the HPV life cycle, during which host cell replication and differentiation supports viral replication.