Autoimmune diseases linked to raised risk of cervical dysplasia

Until now there has been a dearth of data on the HPV burden in Australian immunocompromised women, researchers say

Most autoimmune diseases are associated with an increased risk of developing cervical abnormalities, a data-linkage study suggests.

pathologist looking down a microscope

Lupus and mixed connective tissue disease are linked to the highest increased risk of dysplasia but multiple sclerosis (MS) has no excess risk, researchers say after studying the most common conditions.

Investigators examined hospital emergency department records for all women older than 15 in Victoria between 2000 and 2013