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Screening for cervical neoplasia in a health center in Western Andalusia

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We have analyzed the annual burden of 736 smears collected in the screening of cervical neoplasia at primary care facility where we work. We could not detect any neoplasia. Of the 50 positive smears (6.79% of total), 4 cases showed HSIL (high grade intraepithelial lesion) (median age 32 years) and 10 cases had LSIL (low grade intraepithelial lesion) (median age 25.5 years). The median age of the 733 satisfactory smears was 40 years. Age was a significant predictor for having an altered cytology (OR = 0.96, 95% CI = 0.93 to 0.98, p = 0.001190). Candida albicans was the microorganism more frequently associated with non- neoplastic inflammatory changes.

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Duclós-García, C. , Pareja-Arcos, C. and Ortega-Calvo, M. (2012) Screening for cervical neoplasia in a health center in Western Andalusia. Open Journal of Nursing, 2, 36-40. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2012.22007.

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