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Trichomonas vaginalis - an indicator for other sexually transmitted infecting agents.

Authors
  • Agrawal, B M
  • Agrawal, S
  • Singh, P K
  • Rizvi, C
  • Hussain, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian Journal of Dermatology Venereology and Leprology
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1998
Volume
64
Issue
6
Pages
278–280
Identifiers
PMID: 20921795
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The present study is based on 350 women having sexually transmitted diseases and 68 men counterparts. Trichomonas vaginalis was a significant contributor in 216 (61.7%) out of 350 female SID cases' and in 56 (82.3%) out of 68 male counterparts. Further, out of 216 cases of T.vaginalis, 41 cases (32.5%) were associated with infection with Candida species; 29 (23%) with Neisseria gonorrhoea. 18 cases (14.3%) with Haemophilus ducreyi and 11 cases (8.7%), Chlamydia trachomatis. Treponema pallidum was observed in 8 cases (6.3%) which constituted a low percentage. Present study highlighted the importance of T. vaginalis by showing positivity in two-third cases which suggested that it can be an important indicator for other etiological STD agents in women.

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