Gynecological Infections

  • Liron Pantanowitz
  • R. Marshall Austin
  • Pam Michelow
Chapter
Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 17)

Abstract

Infections of the female genital tract, some of which are sexually transmitted, are common and therefore an important public health issue. Although the purpose of a Pap test is to look for epithelial abnormalities, several infections can be diagnosed on cervical cytology. These infections include bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic pathogens. This chapter covers common and rare infections likely to be encountered on a cervicovaginal Pap test.

Keywords

Tuberculosis Bacillus Meningitis Ghost Infertility 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liron Pantanowitz
    • 1
  • R. Marshall Austin
    • 2
  • Pam Michelow
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyMagee-Women’s Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Cytology Unit, Department of Anatomical PathologyUniversity of the Witwatersrand and National Health Laboratory ServiceJohannesburgSouth Africa

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