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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-15691

Dedes, K J; Beneder, C; Samartzis, N; Muller, M D; Fink, D; Fehr, M K (2008). Outcome of treated anogenital intraepithelial neoplasia among human immunodeficiency virus-infected women. Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 53(12):947-951.

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OBJECTIVE: To determine characteristics and clinical course of high-grade anogenital intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected women. STUDY DESIGN: HIV-positive women with biopsy-proven high-grade (II and III) vulvar (VIN), vaginal (VAIN) or perianal intraepithelial neoplasia (PAIN) were identified in the electronic databases of 2 colposcopy clinics. RESULTS: A total of 31 patients were identified from 1992 to 2007, of which 30 had a mean follow-up of 47.7 months (SD = 46.0; range, 2.6-166.2). Of the patients, 77.4% had VIN, 12.9% VAIN and 9.7% PAIN at first diagnosis. Age at diagnosis of IN was 36.2 years (SD +/- 5.2; range, 23.5-47.0). Ninety percent of patients received antiretroviral therapy at first diagnosis of IN; 65% (13 of 20) of patients with a follow-up of > 2 years required a second treatment, and 2 developed invasive vulvar cancer (10%). CONCLUSION: AIN among HIV-positive women shows a high relapse rate despite treatment modality used and a substantial invasive potential.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Gynecology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:24 Feb 2009 08:07
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:04
Publisher:Science Printers and Publishers
PubMed ID:19160654

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