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Oncotic colpocytology stained with Harris-Shorr in the observation of vaginal microorganisms.
Diagn Cytopathol. 2008 Jun; 36(6):358-62.DC

Abstract

The purpose of this work was to evaluate the efficacy of oncotic colpocytology stained with Harris-Shorr in the identification of the cervicovaginal microflora and infectious agents. Results of microbiologic evaluation carried out in colpocytology exams, bacterioscopy (Gram), and direct exams of 2,017 women aged from 13 to 80 years were compared. Of these, 83.1% agreed between cytology and Gram, 3.6% partially agreed, and 12.8% disagreed. The predominant microflora was of lactobacilli (63.3%), followed by mixed flora (32.1%). The results of sensitivity to lactobacilli were 96.1% and to mixed flora 88.0%; the specificity values were 91.2 and 92.0%, respectively. Colpocytology detected all the instances of trichomoniasis observed at direct exam (0.6%). The most frequent infectious agents were of candidiasis (14.8%, sensitivity 80.3%) and bacterial vaginosis (11.9%, sensitivity 68.1%). Thus, Harris-Shorr stained cytology was shown to be an excellent diagnostic method for T. vaginalis, lactobacilli, mixed flora, and candidiasis.

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Division of Pathological Anatomy and Clinical Cytology, Souza Laboratory of Pathology, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18478612

Citation

Storti-Filho, Agenor, et al. "Oncotic Colpocytology Stained With Harris-Shorr in the Observation of Vaginal Microorganisms." Diagnostic Cytopathology, vol. 36, no. 6, 2008, pp. 358-62.
Storti-Filho A, Estivalet Svidizinski TI, da Silva Souza RJ, et al. Oncotic colpocytology stained with Harris-Shorr in the observation of vaginal microorganisms. Diagn Cytopathol. 2008;36(6):358-62.
Storti-Filho, A., Estivalet Svidizinski, T. I., da Silva Souza, R. J., de Mello, I. C., da Costa Souza, P., & Lopes Consolaro, M. E. (2008). Oncotic colpocytology stained with Harris-Shorr in the observation of vaginal microorganisms. Diagnostic Cytopathology, 36(6), 358-62. https://doi.org/10.1002/dc.20820
Storti-Filho A, et al. Oncotic Colpocytology Stained With Harris-Shorr in the Observation of Vaginal Microorganisms. Diagn Cytopathol. 2008;36(6):358-62. PubMed PMID: 18478612.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Oncotic colpocytology stained with Harris-Shorr in the observation of vaginal microorganisms. AU - Storti-Filho,Agenor, AU - Estivalet Svidizinski,Terezinha Inez, AU - da Silva Souza,Robson José, AU - de Mello,Ione Cristina Jorge, AU - da Costa Souza,Paola, AU - Lopes Consolaro,Marcia Edilaine, PY - 2008/5/15/pubmed PY - 2008/8/30/medline PY - 2008/5/15/entrez SP - 358 EP - 62 JF - Diagnostic cytopathology JO - Diagn Cytopathol VL - 36 IS - 6 N2 - The purpose of this work was to evaluate the efficacy of oncotic colpocytology stained with Harris-Shorr in the identification of the cervicovaginal microflora and infectious agents. Results of microbiologic evaluation carried out in colpocytology exams, bacterioscopy (Gram), and direct exams of 2,017 women aged from 13 to 80 years were compared. Of these, 83.1% agreed between cytology and Gram, 3.6% partially agreed, and 12.8% disagreed. The predominant microflora was of lactobacilli (63.3%), followed by mixed flora (32.1%). The results of sensitivity to lactobacilli were 96.1% and to mixed flora 88.0%; the specificity values were 91.2 and 92.0%, respectively. Colpocytology detected all the instances of trichomoniasis observed at direct exam (0.6%). The most frequent infectious agents were of candidiasis (14.8%, sensitivity 80.3%) and bacterial vaginosis (11.9%, sensitivity 68.1%). Thus, Harris-Shorr stained cytology was shown to be an excellent diagnostic method for T. vaginalis, lactobacilli, mixed flora, and candidiasis. SN - 1097-0339 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18478612/Oncotic_colpocytology_stained_with_Harris_Shorr_in_the_observation_of_vaginal_microorganisms_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -