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Table 3 Distribution of cervical smear results before and after probiotic treatment between the two groups

From: The influence of probiotics on genital high-risk human papilloma virus clearance and quality of cervical smear: a randomized placebo-controlled trial

  Study Group (N = 62) Control Group (N = 59)  
  Pre-Treatment Post-Treatment (6 months) Pre-Treatment Post-Treatment (6 months) p-value
Normal 13 (20.9%) 26 (41.9%) 18 (30.5%) 23 (39.9%) 0.672
Inflammation 31 (50%) 30 (41.9%) 28 (47.4%) 26 (44.1%) 0.365
ASCUS and LSIL 13 (21.0%) 4 (6.5%) 9 (15.3%) 6 (10.2%) 0.017
Unsatisfactory 5 (8.1%) 2 (3.2%) 4 (6.8%) 4 (6.8%) 0.027
  1. ASCUS atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance, LSIL low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion