Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
Print version ISSN 1517-8382
FREITAS, Antonio Carlos de et al. Viral DNA sequences in peripheral blood and vertical transmission of the virus: a discussion about BPV-1. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2003, vol.34, suppl.1, pp. 76-78. ISSN 1517-8382. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822003000500026.
This study has detected BPV-1 DNA sequences in wart, blood and plasma samples collected from animals affected by papillomatosis, suggesting viral presence inside the cell. We sellected an animal in which we could detect BPV-1 DNA sequences in wart, blood, placenta and amniotic liquid samples and her offspring which presented BPV-1 DNA sequences in blood sample collected immediately after birth. These results show a possible vertical transmission of BPV-1.
Keywords : BPV; viral vertical transmission; PCR detection.