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Pap Screen Gaps Abound in SLE Population

Key clinical point: Women with SLE often are behind in their cervical cancer screening, and rheumatologists are the ones best positioned to do something about it.

Major finding: Sixty percent of SLE patients were overdue for a Pap smear, compared with 51% of controls.

Study details: A retrospective cross-sectional study of Pap smear screening in 604 women with SLE and 3,337 female controls.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts regarding her study, conducted free of commercial support.