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Atlas Interpretation:
Interpreted image
Type of Preparation:
SurePath/ LBP


Clinical History:
25 year old female

NILM: Shift in Flora suggestive of bacterial vaginosis

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Individual squamous cells covered by a layer of bacteria that obscures the cell membrane (clue cells). Background is usually clear in liquid based preparations.

Explanatory Notes:
Contrast with appearance in conventional smear.

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