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Title: Detection of trichomonas vaginalis in vaginal swab clinical samples from Palestinian women by culture
Authors: Houso, Yasmeen Ahmad
Farraj, Mohammad
Ramlawi, As’ad M.
Essawi, Tamer
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Publisher: ResearchGate
Abstract: Background. Trichomoniasis is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by Trichomonas vaginalis. It is a major health problem worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that 180 million infections are acquired annually worldwide. Methodology. Vaginal swabs (1207) were cultured for T. vaginalis on Trichomonas Medium no. 2 (Oxoid) soon after specimen collection. The cultures were examined daily using a light microscope to detect the presence of T. vaginalis. Results. The prevalence of T. vaginalis was 13.6% (164/1207). The infection rate was the highest during pregnancy, 28.1%, and the lowest among women whose spouses use condoms, 8.6%. Conclusions. The culture method was used in this study to accurately determine the prevalence of this parasite in the West Bank, Palestine. The results of the study will eliminate ambiguities concerning trichomoniasis in this country and will contribute to better management and proper treatment.
Description: Tamer,ESSAWI:Clinical Laboratory
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