Chronic cervicitis: current opportunities for diagnosis and treatment

Amirkhanyan A.S., Prilepskaya V.N., Bairamova G.R., Burmenskaya O.V., Kostava M.N., Asaturova A.V.

National Medical Research Center of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Perinatology named after Academician V.I. Kulakov, Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow 117997, Ac. Oparina str. 4, Russia
Objective. To carry out a systems analysis of the data available in the literature on current opportunities for diagnosis and management tactics in patients with chronic cervicitis (CC), by using the results of clinical, colposcopic, morphological, and molecular genetic examinations.
Material and methods. The paper reviews 37 Russian and foreign articles from Pubmed and Medscape resources, which have been published since 2012.
Results. The literature describes the clinical course of CC, current diagnostic methods aimed at identifying the cause of inflammation, and the differentiated choice of therapy in relation to the etiological factor and the degree of a cervical lesion.
Conclusion. The use of current diagnostic and treatment techniques will be able to prevent the chronicity of the process, complications and to avoid overdiagnosis of the degree of a cervical lesion and unfounded invasive procedures.


chronic cervicitis
vaginal microbiota
liquid-based cytology


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Received 13.10.2017

Accepted 27.10.2017

About the Authors

Amirkhanyan Armine Samvelovna, post-graduate student of the scientific-polyclinic department, Research Center of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Perinatology,
Ministry of Health of Russia. 117997, Russia, Moscow, Ac. Oparina str. 4. E-mail:
Prilepskaya Vera Nikolaevna, doctor of medical science, Deputy Director for Science, Research Center of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Perinatology,
Ministry of Health of Russia. 117997, Russia, Moscow, Ac. Oparina str. 4. Tel.: +74954386934
Bayramova Gyuldana Raufovna, MD, head of the department. on the clinical work of the scientific and polyclinic department, Research Center of Obstetrics,
Gynecology, and Perinatology, Ministry of Health of Russia. 117997, Russia, Moscow, Ac. Oparina str. 4. Tel.: +79099947700. E-mail:
Burmenskaya Olga Vladimirovna, MD, Researcher of the laboratory of molecular genetics methods, National Medical Research Center of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Perinatology named after Academician V.I. Kulakov, Ministry of Health of Russia.
117997, Russia, Moscow, Ac. Oparina str. 4. Tel.: +74954382292. E-mail:
Kostava Marina Nesterovna, obstetrician-gynecologist of the scientific-polyclinic department, National Medical Research Center of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Perinatology named after Academician V.I. Kulakov, Ministry of Health of Russia. 117997, Russia, Moscow, Ac. Oparina str. 4. Tel.: +74954383044. E-mail:
Asaturova Alexandra Vyacheslavovna, PhD, senior scientific researcher of pathology department, National Medical Research Center of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Perinatology named after Academician V.I. Kulakov, Ministry of Health of Russia.
117997, Russia, Moscow, Ac. Oparina str. 4. Tel.: +74954382311. E-mail:

For citations: Amirkhanyan A.S., Prilepskaya V.N., Bairamova G.R., Burmenskaya O.V., Kostava M.N., Asaturova A.V. Chronic cervicitis: current opportunities for diagnosis and treatment. Akusherstvo i Ginekologiya/Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018; (4): 22-7. (in Russian)

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