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Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia

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AUGE, Antonio Pedro Flores et al. Frequency of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected Women. Rev. Bras. Ginecol. Obstet. [online]. 2000, vol.22, n.9, pp.573-577. ISSN 0100-7203.

Purpose: to verify the frequency of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) ¾ infected women. Methods: ninety-nine HIV-seropositive women were studied. The diagnosis of the HIV infection was established through two ELISA tests complemented by Western blot test or indirect immunofluorescence test. As control group, 104 women whose ELISA test was not positive were analyzed. The investigation of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia was achieved by association of Pap smear and colposcopy in both groups. In the cases where colposcopy revealed existence of abnormal transformation zones, NIC diagnosis was obtained through colposcopy-guided biopsy complemented or not by conization. Results: cervical intraepithelial neoplasia was found in 15 of the 99 patients (15.2%), and among them there were ten NIC I, one NIC II and four NIC III. Among the 104 women of the control group, four presented cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (3.8%), one being NIC I and three NIC III. Conclusion: the comparative analysis of the results showed that the frequency of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia was significantly higher among those patients infected with HIV.

Keywords : AIDS; HIV; Uterine cervix [preneoplastic lesions]; Colposcopy; Pap smear.

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