Evaluation of cervical smears at King Hussein Medical Centre, Jordan, over three and a half years
AbstractCervical smears taken from women referred for a check-up or with vaginal itching/discharge over a period of 3.5 years were reviewed at the King Hussein Medical Centre, Jordan. All smears were fixed with 96% alcohol, stained with Papanicolaou stain and screened microscopically. Of the smears from 1176 women aged 18-70 years, 4.5% were classified as inadequate, 7.7% were normal and 79.9% showed non-specific inflammation. Abnormal vaginal flora was found in 4.8% of cases, C and ida albicans in 1.2%, Trichomonas vaginalis in 0.9% and actinomycosis in 1 case. Dysphasic changes were rare: 9 cases [0.8%] were classified as atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance [ASCUS] and 2 cases [0.2%] were low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion [LSIL]. No cases of human papillomavirus infection [HPV] or cervical carcinoma were found
Malkawi, S.R., Abu Hazeem, R.M., Hajjat, B.M. & Hajjiri, F.K. (2004). Evaluation of cervical smears at King Hussein Medical Centre, Jordan, over three and a half years. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119467
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (4-5), 676-679, 2004
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