Table 2

Vulvar abnormalities, cervical cytology, and sexually transmissible infections detected at study examination
N=551 %
Suspected vulvar abnormality 20 3.6
Confirmed vulvar abnormality 9 1.6
 low grade VIN 3 0.5
 high-grade VIN* 2 0.4
 invasive vulvar cancer* 1 0.2
 genital warts 1 0.2
 other (e.g. trauma, non-specific inflammation) 3 0.5
Pap test performed 509 92.4
 thin prep and/or slide 502 91.1
 vault smear 7 1.3
Satisfactory Pap specimen 501 98.4
Pap result normal 464 92.6
Abnormal Pap results 37 7.4
 possible LGSIL 19 3.8
 definite LGSIL 8 1.6
 possible HGSIL 4 0.8
 definite HGSIL 6 1.2
Sexually transmissible infections
 positive for N. gonorrhoeae§ 19 3.9
 positive for C. trachomatis§ 25 5.1
 positive for T. vaginalis§ 132 26.9
 positive for active syphilis (T. pallidum) 11 2.5
 previous positive for past and/or treated syphilis 76 17.3
 HIV** 0 0

*One woman had a high-grade and an invasive cancerous lesion on the vulva.

Of n=509 Pap tests performed.

Of n=501 satisfactory Pap specimens.

§Of n=491 tests.

Of n=439 tests.

**Of n=428 tests.

VIN = vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia, LGSIL = low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, HGSIL = high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, SCC = squamous cell carcinoma, HIV = human immunodeficiency virus.

Rumbold et al.

Rumbold et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:243   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-243

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