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2006 Consensus Guidelines for ASC-US: Special Circumstances

Slide 10

March 2010

The guidelines also talk about other special circumstances. These include women who are postmenopausal, immunosuppressed, or pregnant. For the diagnosis of ASC-US, none of these women are considered to be a special population and they should be treated the same as the general population. The exception to this is HPV-positive pregnant women who are older than 20 and in these women, colposcopic examination can be deferred until after they deliver their baby. Again, adolescents should not be tested for HPV.

Special Circumstances


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