geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Cytological diagnosis of virus-infected cells in cervical smears. Value in gynecologic and obstetric practice


, : Cytological diagnosis of virus-infected cells in cervical smears. Value in gynecologic and obstetric practice. Diagnostic Gynecology and Obstetrics 4(4): 363-373

Herpes simplex virus is a common cause of infection of the female genital tract. The infection can be diagnosed by the cytopathologist from the appearances of multinucleate giant cells in Papanicolaou smears. The cytological diagnosis of this infection is of value to the gynecologist in identifying subclinical infection and in confirming clinically suspicious disease. The validity of the cytological diagnosis can be established by virus isolation or electron microscopy. Although other infections of the female genital tract such as wart virus infection, cytomegalovirus infection, and chlamydial infection can be detected by cytological methods, the reliability of the cytological approach has yet to be established. Nevertheless, cytology has provided a powerful stimulus for research into the prevalence of wart virus infection of the cervix, which has been shown to be much more common than was previously supposed, and may be a factor in cervical carcinogenesis. Cytological examination of smears of urinary sediment has proven to be a reliable method of detecting human polyomavirus excretion in pregnancy. Active infection of the urinary tract occurs in 3.2% of pregnant women who represent an "at risk group" with altered immunological function.

US$29.90

PMID: 6299674


Other references

Bronowicka-Kłys, D.Ewa.; Roszak, A.; Pawlik, P.; Sajdak, S.; Sowińska, A.; Jagodziński, Pł.Piotr., 2017: Transcript levels of ten-eleven translocation type 1-3 in cervical cancer and non-cancerous cervical tissues. Decreased expression of ten-eleven translocation (TET1, TET2 and TET3) proteins has been reported in various types of cancer. However, the expression levels of TET proteins in cervical cancer (CC) remain to be elucidated. The present study determi...

Kim, S.M.; Mcculloch, T.; Rim, K., 1998: Evaluation of the viscoelastic properties of pharyngeal tissue. The viscoelastic properties of the human pharyngeal tissue in tension were evaluated, based on both an experimental protocol - consisting of cyclic load, tensile stress relaxation, and incremental step load tests - and a quasilinear viscoelastic t...

Ashcraft, L.; Anthony, W.A.; S.G.orge, L., 2007: Let's talk about solutions. Behavioral Healthcare 27(1): 12-13

Marshall, H.; Alberti, H., 2016: Attitudes and experiences of GP trainees towards undergraduate teaching: An underused resource?. Education for Primary Care 26(5): 361-362

Auzemery, A.; Andriantsimahavandy, A.; Bernardin, P.; Queguiner, P., 1996: Intravitreous cysticercosis. Spontaneous course. Apropos of a case. We report a case of intravitreous cysticercosis in a 54-year-old woman from Madagascar. Since the patient refused surgical treatment, the lesion evolved toward blindness. The authors highlight the interest of surgical treatment and discuss the rol...

Schulthess,U.; Weist,D.; Jones,C.; Lawrence,R.; Christensen,N., 2008: Stay on target with a spad in the sky. RapidEye's five satellites to be launched in the summer of 2008 will make it possible to regularly monitor the N-status of crops from space. The sensors on board of each satellite are equipped with five broad bands: blue, green, red, rededge,...

Schwank, U.; Jacobi, A.; Drawert, F.; Fischbeck, G., 1990: Half-grain method for determining the amylose content of barley. A potentiometric titration method for determining the amylose content of a mature half grain of barley is described and the evaluation of the titration curves is discussed. Its use in distinguishing between cultivars differing in amylose content i...

Aradaib, I.E.; Majid, A.A., 2006: A simple and rapid method for detection of Trypanosoma evansi in the dromedary camel using a nested polymerase chain reaction. A nested polymerase chain reaction (nPCR)-based assay, was developed and evaluated for rapid detection of Trypanosoma evansi in experimentally infected mice and naturally infected camels (Camelus dromedarius). Four oligonucleotide primers (TE1, TE...

Anonymous, 1976: The effect of once or twice daily milking on the milk production of Damascus goats. For 29 goats milked twice daily for 56 days during the declining phase of lactation, total milk yield averaged 60 kg, 6.7% higher than that of 29 goats milked once daily during the same period. The difference was not significant. Milk fat and prot...

Mickler Patrick J.; Banner Jay L.; Stern Libby; Asmerom Yemane; Edwards R.L.wrence; Ito Emi, 2004: Stable isotope variations in modern tropical speleothems; evaluating equilibrium vs. kinetic isotope effects. Applications of speleothem calcite geochemistry in climate change studies require the evaluation of the accuracy and sensitivity of speleothem proxies to correctly infer paleoclimatic information. The present study of Harrison's Cave, Barbado...