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Abnormal cervical smears in the military recruit population.
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PMID:  8538894     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Human papillomavirus is a common genital tract infection believed to be a causative agent of uterine cervical dysplasia. In a minority of cases, dysplasia progresses to squamous cell carcinoma. We reviewed the cervical smear reports for all female recruits who reported for training at Navy Recruit Training Center, Orlando, in calendar year 1993. During this period, 8,029 female recruits reported for training. We found that 24 recruits (0.30%) had a finding of high-grade squamous intra-epithelial lesion (HSIL); 203 (2.5%) had a finding of low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL); 377 (4.7%) had abnormalities other than HSIL or LSIL; and 7,425 (92%) had no abnormalities. These prevalence rates are lower than those reported for other populations.
C W Ollayos; K A Swogger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  160     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-02-06     Completed Date:  1996-02-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Naval Hospital Orlando, FL 32813, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia / epidemiology*
Military Personnel / statistics & numerical data*
Naval Medicine
United States / epidemiology
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia / epidemiology*
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / epidemiology*

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