Accuracy of combinations of visual inspection using acetic acid or lugol iodine to detect cervical precancer: a meta-analysis.

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BACKGROUND: Visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid (VIA) or with Lugol’s iodine (VILI) have been evaluated for cervical cancer screening in developing countries.OBJECTIVES: To assess the diagnostic accuracy and clinical utility of visual methods to detect cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2+ (CIN2+) using: (1) VIA alone; (2) VILI alone; (3) co-testing; and (4) VILI as a triage test of a positive VIA result.SEARCH STRATEGY: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched up to May 2016.SELECTION CRITERIA: All reports on the accuracy of VIA and VILI, or combinations of…

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