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High-risk HPV infection more than doubles odds of preeclampsia

Ob.Gyn. News, March 25, 2013

Women found to be infected with high-risk types of human papillomavirus early in pregnancy are more than twice as likely to develop preeclampsia, according to a retrospective cohort study reported at the Pregnancy Meeting, the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. “This study supports an association between high-risk human papillomavirus and preeclampsia, which is consistent with the association that was previously seen between high-risk HPV and cardiovascular disease,” said UTMB’s Dr. Mollie McDonnold, the study’s lead investigator.


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