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Table 2 Correlation between the three study groups for HPV test results

From: Association between human papillomavirus DNA and temporal arteritis

  Biopsy Positive GCA* Biopsy Negative GCA All Temporal Artery Biopsies Renal Artery Controls**
HPV Positive 16 (73%) 5 (24%) 21(49%) 3
HPV Negative 6 (27%) 16 (76%) 22 (51%) 12
Total 22 21 43 15
  1. *Differences between biopsy positive and biopsy negative cases and between biopsy positive and control cases were statistically significant ((p = 0.001 and 0.002, respectively).
  2. **Difference between biopsy negative and control cases was not statistically significant (p = 0.79).
  3. GCA = giant cell arteritis; HPV = human papillomavirus.
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