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Trichomonas vaginalis: an irritating protozoan or an important viral co-factor

Greenwell, Pamela and Rughooputh, Sanjiv (2004) Trichomonas vaginalis: an irritating protozoan or an important viral co-factor. Biomedical Scientist, 48 (1). pp. 40-41. ISSN 1352-7673



Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) is one of the most successful protozoan pathogens and the most common non-viral sexually transmitted disease, responsible for around 180 million new infections worldwide every year. Presentation in females is usually profuse, purulent, malodorous vaginal discharge and vaginal irritation, although infection can be subclinical or asymptomatic. TV may also be associated with inflammation of the cervix (strawberry cervix) that may mimic the cervical tenderness associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Changes in the cervical cells in women with TV have been likened to the changes seen in early cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), while in men the infection often presents as urethritis and prostatitis.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Online ISSN 1465-9131
Research Community:University of Westminster > Life Sciences, School of
ID Code:275
Deposited On:01 Dec 2005
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:29

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