A case of pemphigus vulgaris is reported in which abnormal Papanicolaou smears continued prior to and after hysterectomy despite a normal pelvic examination. Microscopic foci of cervical pemphigus were found only in a retrospective study of the surgical material. Subclinical involvement of the cervicovaginal area with pemphigus, especially in a patient whose disease is apparently under control with steroids, can be a source of atypical Papanicolaou smears. The importance of careful colposcopic examination and clinical history is stressed for the gynecologist and cytopathologist, respectively.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine