Schiller's test


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Schiller's test

Gynecology A clinical maneuver used to identify cervical abnormalities requiring biopsy and histologic evaluation; areas with ↓ glycogen are pale and, by LM, often demonstrate histologic changes–eg, hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis, neoplasia associated with premalignant–eg, HPV infection or malignancy–eg, CIN, or carcinoma. See Colposcopy.
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The study showed that some women had abnormal gynaecological findings, through use of the Schiller's test and Pap smear.
By associating the presence of atypical squamous cells with other variables, we found statistical significance in relation to the number of sexual partners, age at first intercourse and a positive Schiller's test. In this context, the study showed that the multiplicity of sexual partners during a woman's lifetime was a major risk factor for HPV infection and other genital changes.
In this study the positive Schiller's test was associated with the presence of atypical squamous cells, showing the relationship between cellular changes and clinical alteration identified by the material collected in the screening.