Inflammatory events as detected in cervical smears and squamous intraepithelial lesions.

  title={Inflammatory events as detected in cervical smears and squamous intraepithelial lesions.},
  author={Anne M E Roeters and Mathilde E. Boon and Maarten van Haaften and Floor Vernooij and Tj Romke Bontekoe and A. Peter M. Heintz},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  volume={38 2},
The Dutch cytological coding system, KOPAC, enables to code for eight inflammatory events, that is koilocytosis (related to human papillomavirus (HPV)), Trichomonas, dysbacteriosis [related to bacterial vaginosis (BV)], Candida, Gardnerella, Actinomyces, Chlamydia, and non-specific inflammation (leucocytosis). This study presents an analysis of 1,008,879 smears. Of each smear, the age of the woman and the reason for smear taking (screening or indication) was available. The cytoscores (per mille… CONTINUE READING
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