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February 1996

Aggressive Conjunctival Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Three Young Africans

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Dr Lewallen) and Pathology (Dr Liomba), Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, and the International Eye Foundation (Dr Lewallen), Blantyre, Malawi; and the Departments of Pathology (Dr Shroyer) and Ophthalmology (Dr Keyser), University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver. Dr Lewallen is now with the British Columbia (Vancouver) Centre for Epidemiologic & International Ophthalmology, St Paul's Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(2):215-218. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100130209021

P olymerase chain reaction was used to test for the presence of human papillomavirus in conjunctival squamous cell carcinomas from three young Africans with aggressive disease. Two of these patients had the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Test results for human papillomavirus were positive in all three cases.