cervical dysplasia

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cer·vi·cal dys·pla·si·a

dysplasia of the uterine cervix, epithelial atypia involving part or all of the thickness of cervical squamous epithelium, occurring most often in young women; appears to regress frequently, but may progress over a long period to carcinoma; severe dysplasia may be microscopically indistinguishable from carcinoma in situ.

cervical dysplasia

abnormal tissue development of the uterine cervix, with atypical epithelium that may slowly progress to carcinoma.

cervical dysplasia

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia–CIN, see there.

Cervical dysplasia

Dysplasia is the abnormal growth of the epithelial cells. This is what a Pap smear will detect in the cervix.
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cervical dysplasia (serˑ·vi·kl dis·plāˑ·zh),

n abnormal cells in the cervix, with a potential to become cancerous. Typically caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).
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Analyses regarding surgical sterilization status and cervical dysplasia were performed among participants in the diagnostic group, in which the prevalence of cervical dysplasia was sufficiently high to evaluate the association.
Accessibility of colposcopy and treatment of cervical dysplasia is currently very limited in the South African public sector.
Consistent with current scientific evidence, 89% were aware that HPV is common, 95% knew that most genital HPV infections are asymptomatic, 98% knew that persistent HPV infection increases risk of cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer, and 92% were aware that treatment of genital warts may not permanently eliminate the causative HPV infection.
Potential barriers to preventive care by lesbians include healthcare providers' lack of knowledge about disease risk and indications for screening; providers' failure to obtain a complete sexual history from lesbians when relevant, or to do so in a sensitive, nonjudgmental manner; patients' lack of economic resources (due to lack of insurance in the absence of domestic partner benefits, unwillingness to disclose sexual orientation to obtain such benefits when they are offered, or lower earnings in households without at least one man); and lesbians' perception of low risk for STI acquisition from female partners and of cervical dysplasia.
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Therefore, though this study is a critical step to improving the detection of cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer, we need to continue to focus on increasing access to screening.
Whereas the infection and integration of HPV into epithelial cells are key steps in the development of cervical dysplasia, their predictive value remains insufficient in large numbers of women.
If a patient does meet criteria for a LEEP, and her cervical dysplasia case is beyond appropriate natural medicine-only treatment, then the remaining length of the cervix provides some indication of risk for preterm labor after a LEEP.
Human papilloma virus has been identified as the agent responsible for cervical cancer, for which cervical dysplasia is a precursor.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to finalize the trial design for the company's Phase 2 clinical study for HspE7, which it expects to initiate in patients with high grade cervical dysplasia (CIN 2/3) in mid-2008.
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Surveys he did in Planned Parenthood clinics and a cervical dysplasia clinic also suggest that anal HPV infection is as least as common as cervical HPV in women.