Correlation between cervical cytologic results and Gram stain as diagnostic tests for bacterial vaginosis.

@article{Davis1997CorrelationBC,
  title={Correlation between cervical cytologic results and Gram stain as diagnostic tests for bacterial vaginosis.},
  author={John D Davis and Erin E. Connor and Penny Clark and Edward J. Wilkinson and Patrick Duff},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1997},
  volume={177 3},
  pages={532-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the reliability of the Papanicolaou smear in making the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis with the vaginal Gram stain used as the diagnostic standard. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a prospective, blinded, cross-sectional study of 210 consecutive patients referred to the Colposcopy Clinic for evaluation of abnormal cervical cytologic results. Each patient had a standard Papanicolaou smear and Gram stain of vaginal discharge. The sensitivity, specificity… CONTINUE READING