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Cytolytic vaginosis: examination of 2947 vaginal smears.
Cent Eur J Public Health. 2003 Mar; 11(1):23-4.CE

Abstract

The aim of this study is to detect the rate of cytolytic vaginosis (CV) cases in patients with symptoms resembling those ones of candida vaginitis and to distinguish them from candidiasis cases by examining of 2947 Papanicolaou-stained vaginal smears. Fifty four of 2947 patients (1.83%) were diagnosed as having CV based on cytologic criteria such as naked nuclei of intermediate cells (IC), the overgrowth of lactobacilli, cytoplasmic fragmentations due to lysis of the cells. None of these smears contained candidal blastospores and hyphae and polymorphonuclear leucocytes. The pH was 3.5 to 5.5 and the clinical symptoms were profuse vaginal discharge (VD) especially whitish-cheesy vaginal discharge and other symptoms of vaginal candidiasis. The study indicated that special attention has to be paid during evaluation the vaginal smears of the patients with presumed vaginal candidiasis in order to prevent an erroneous diagnosis of CV.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Hacettepe University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, 06532, Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey. sayeste@hacettepe.edu.tr

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12690799

Citation

Demirezen, S. "Cytolytic Vaginosis: Examination of 2947 Vaginal Smears." Central European Journal of Public Health, vol. 11, no. 1, 2003, pp. 23-4.
Demirezen S. Cytolytic vaginosis: examination of 2947 vaginal smears. Cent Eur J Public Health. 2003;11(1):23-4.
Demirezen, S. (2003). Cytolytic vaginosis: examination of 2947 vaginal smears. Central European Journal of Public Health, 11(1), 23-4.
Demirezen S. Cytolytic Vaginosis: Examination of 2947 Vaginal Smears. Cent Eur J Public Health. 2003;11(1):23-4. PubMed PMID: 12690799.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cytolytic vaginosis: examination of 2947 vaginal smears. A1 - Demirezen,S, PY - 2003/4/15/pubmed PY - 2003/7/10/medline PY - 2003/4/15/entrez SP - 23 EP - 4 JF - Central European journal of public health JO - Cent Eur J Public Health VL - 11 IS - 1 N2 - The aim of this study is to detect the rate of cytolytic vaginosis (CV) cases in patients with symptoms resembling those ones of candida vaginitis and to distinguish them from candidiasis cases by examining of 2947 Papanicolaou-stained vaginal smears. Fifty four of 2947 patients (1.83%) were diagnosed as having CV based on cytologic criteria such as naked nuclei of intermediate cells (IC), the overgrowth of lactobacilli, cytoplasmic fragmentations due to lysis of the cells. None of these smears contained candidal blastospores and hyphae and polymorphonuclear leucocytes. The pH was 3.5 to 5.5 and the clinical symptoms were profuse vaginal discharge (VD) especially whitish-cheesy vaginal discharge and other symptoms of vaginal candidiasis. The study indicated that special attention has to be paid during evaluation the vaginal smears of the patients with presumed vaginal candidiasis in order to prevent an erroneous diagnosis of CV. SN - 1210-7778 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12690799/Cytolytic_vaginosis:_examination_of_2947_vaginal_smears_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/cervicalcancerscreening.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -