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Table 1 Prevalence of human beta-papillomavirus (beta-HPV) in NMSC and in perilesional skin biopsies in immunocompetent patients

From: Pattern of HPV infection in basal cell carcinoma and in perilesional skin biopsies from immunocompetent patients

Diagnosis Tumour biopsy Perilesional skin Total
  No. of positive/total (%) No. of positive/total (%) No. of positive/total (%)
BCC 31/50 (62) 24/50 (48) 55/100 (55)
SCC 8/9 (89) 6/9 (67) 14/18 (78)
Total 39/59 (66) 30/59 (51) 69/118 (58)
  1. NMSC: non-melanoma skin cancer; BCC: basal cell carcinoma; SCC: squamous cell carcinoma.