Sexual health issues after lung transplantation: importance of cervical screening

Malouf, Monique A., Hopkins, Peter M., Singleton, Lisa, Chhajed, Prashant N., Plit, Marshall L. and Glanville, Allan R. (2004) Sexual health issues after lung transplantation: importance of cervical screening. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 23 7: 894-897. doi:10.1016/j.healun.2003.07.018

Author Malouf, Monique A.
Hopkins, Peter M.
Singleton, Lisa
Chhajed, Prashant N.
Plit, Marshall L.
Glanville, Allan R.
Title Sexual health issues after lung transplantation: importance of cervical screening
Journal name Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1053-2498
Publication date 2004-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.healun.2003.07.018
Volume 23
Issue 7
Start page 894
End page 897
Total pages 4
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract To determine the incidence and outcomes of human papillomavirus infection and cervical abnormalities after lung transplantation, we performed a retrospective cross-sectional study of all 166 female recipients who underwent transplantation between February 1989 and June 2001 at our institution. The incidence of low-grade epithelial abnormality of the cervix, cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN) 1, and the earliest pre-cancerous changes of the cervical epithelial cells, CIN 3, in the post-transplant cohort was 42.2 and 30, respectively, per 1,000 women screened compared with 8.3 and 6.2 per 1,000 women screened (20-69 years old) in a large reference population. We conclude that the incidence of cervical abnormalities in lung transplant recipients is significantly greater than in the general population. The importance of regular surveillance in immunosuppressed patients to decrease the burden of disease from this potentially fatal but treatable condition is emphasized.
Keyword Human papillomavirus
Cervical abnormalities
Lung transplantation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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