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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 498-501

The frequency study of trichomoniasis in women referred to gynecology clinic of Ayatollah Rohani Hospital, Babol, Iran, in 2010

1 Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Babol, Iran
2 Fatamta-al-Zahra Infertility and Reproductive Health Research Center, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran

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Salman Ghaffari
Fatamta-al-Zahra Infertility and Reproductive Health Research Center, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol
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Source of Support: This research was supported by project No. 882779 from the Research Council of Babol University of Medical Sciences, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.105143

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Background and Objectives: Trichomonas vaginalis is a flagellate protozoan parasite commonly found in the human genitourinary tract. The main aim of this study was to study of T. vaginalis infection among symptomatic women and to compare the clinical findings with laboratory results. Materials and Methods: In this study, a total of 76 nonpregnant women participated. All of them were interviewed and examined physically. Two swabs of vaginal discharge were obtained to perform wet-mount and Giemsa staining methods. Results: The mean age of the studied population was 31.69 years. The overall frequency of trichomoniasis was 1 out of 76 (1.3%) as obtained with both laboratory methods. The infected case was 28 years old. Her clinical findings were abdominal pain and simple discharge. Conclusions: The frequency of trichomoniasis was low in the current work. This study suggests that multilaboratory diagnostic methods should be carried out before clinical decision and treatment.

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