Nigerian Medical Practitioner

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Prevalence of Abnormal Cervical Smears from Sporadic Screening in a Gynaecological Clinic

B M Audu, A U Elnafaty, H U Pindiga


The aim of the study was to find the prevalence of abnormal smears in an unscreened population of sexually active women attending a gynaecological clinic. “Pap” smears were taken sporadically for cytological examination from sexually active women attending gynaecological clinics at the Federal Medical Centre Gombe. Inflammation was the commonest abnormality in 52.5% (76/145) with human papilloma virus infection accounting for 22.1% of cases, while cervical intraepithelial neoplasia was seen in 17.9% (26/145) with CIN II and III accounting for 5.5%. There were statistically significant associations between previous conception, previous child birth and increasing number of deliveries with CIN.

The Nigerian Medical Practitioner Vol. 51 (6) 2007: pp. 114-118
AJOL African Journals Online