IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 19 / Issue 2 / pii/1998131

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Original Research

Serologic profile of some sexually transmitted diseases in women with squamous intraepithelial lesions

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1 Department of Gynecology of the Hospitais da Universidade de Coimhra, Portugal
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1998, 19(2), 135–137;
Published: 10 April 1998

The purpose of this study consisted of the evaluation of some sexually transmitted diseases in patients with cervical pathology, namely squamous intraepithelial lesions. Methods: a prospective study was performed. Patients with an abnormal cervical smear were submitted to colposcopy, directed biopsy and an immunologic assay for Chlamydia, Herpes Simplex Virus (HSY) types I and 2, Cytomegalovirus, Treponema pallidum, Hepatitis B and Human Immunodeficiency Virus I and II. The same parameters were evaluated in women with normal cervical cytology in a matched control group. A comparative study was performed evaluating some epidemiological parameters and the referred immunologic assays. Results: 118 patients were separated into four groups. Statisti­cally significant differences were observed in the personal history of fungi infections, as well as Chlamydia and HSY 2 IgM. Con­clusion: immunologic assays may prove useful in identifying sexually-transmitted diseases, especially Chlamydia and HSY 2 infec­tions, in Human Papillomavirus infected women.

Sexually transmitted diseases
Squamous intraepithelial lesions
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