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Title: Evaluation of cervical smears at King Hussein Medical Centre, Jordan, over three and a half years
Authors: Malkawi, S.R.
Abu Hazeem, R.M.
Hajjat, B.M.
Hajjiri, F.K.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: Cervical 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
Description: 676-679
Keywords: Actinomycosis
Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal
Mass Screening
Sexual Behavior
Social Values
Uterine Cervical Diseases
Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
Vaginal Smears
Subject: Uterine Cervical Diseases
ISSN: 1020-3397
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