Blood cell indices in High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions
Duzce University Faculty of Medical, Department of Family Medicine, Duzce, Turkey
Low patient motivation and relatively long procedures can sometimes limit the gains of the PAP test. At this point, the clinician may need additional stimulating tests to persuade patients to perform screening tests. The aim of this study was to determine the predictive value of hematological parameters for the high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HG-SIL). Ninety-one patients possessing HG-SIL with complete blood counts and 111 healthy patients with normal cervical cytology were reviewed retrospectively. The age, WBC, and RBC count were significantly different in patients with HG-SIL than in controls. A cutoff value was found 42.5 for age (42% sensitivity and 58 % specificity, AUC: 0.604), 8.65 for WBC (44% sensitivity and 68% specificity, AUC: 0.570), and 4.47 for RBC (65% sensitivity and 58% specificity, AUC: 0.628) in ROC curve analysis. The results of the study show that the age of the patients, RBC, and WBC counts are important in precancerous intraepithelial lesions. Clinicians should warn female patients in the risk group to have regular gynecological examinations and screenings.
Keywords: PAP smear, Age, cervical cancer, RBC, WBC
Conflict of interests: The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest in the study.
Financial Disclosure: The authors declare that they have received no financial support for the study.
Ethical approval: Appropriate permission for the study was obtained from the University Medical Faculty Ethics Committee (approval no: 2020/175).
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Gamsizkan Z, Kantarcioglu Coskun S, Erdemir G, Yavuzcan A. Blood cell indices in High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions. Med Science. 2022;11(2): 820-4.
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Corresponding Author: Zerrin Gamsizkan, Duzce University Faculty of Medical, Department of Family Medicine, Duzce, Turkey