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Pilot study of cervical cytology screening in a sexually transmitted diseases clinic.
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PMID:  2995239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A pilot study of cervical cytology was carried out on 500 new patients at the women's sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic at this hospital. The aim was to discover the incidence of abnormal smears in order to gauge the worth of cervical cytology as a routine clinic procedure. Information was also gathered on each patient's age, sexual history, method of contraception used, previous smears, and genital infection. Smears showing carcinoma in situ, dysplasia, or warty atypia were regarded as abnormal, and the relevant patients were referred for colposcopy. Seventy-three (14.6%) had abnormal smears. Eight women (1.6%), average age 29.7 years, had cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade III (CIN III) confirmed by histology. One third of the patients with abnormal smears had genital warts, and the incidence of abnormal smears was greater in patients with genital warts than in those without warts. We concluded that STD clinics are useful places in which to carry out cervical cytology screening, and we noted a positive association between infection with genital warts and abnormal smears.
H Lyttle; W M Platts; A B MacLean
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Genitourinary medicine     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0266-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  Genitourin Med     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-07     Completed Date:  1985-11-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503853     Medline TA:  Genitourin Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  330-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma in Situ / diagnosis
Cervix Uteri / pathology*
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
Pilot Projects
Sexually Transmitted Diseases / diagnosis
Uterine Cervical Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia / diagnosis
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / diagnosis
Vaginal Smears*
Warts / diagnosis

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