Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis by different methods in women from Dohok province, Iraq
AbstractThis study compared 4 different diagnostic methods for the detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in vaginal swab specimens from women attending a hospital in Dohuk in Iraq. A total of 425 vaginal swabs were obtained from women complaining of vaginal discharge associated with vaginitis, cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease. The results showed that 10 [2.4%] swabs were positive for T. vaginalis by wet smear preparation, 15 [3.5%] by haematoxylin-eosin stained smear, 17 [4.0%] by Papanicolaou stain and 23 [5.4%] using Diamond modified culture. The rate varied significantly by age and was highest in young women aged 20-25 years [7.6%] and lowest in the age group 36-40 years [2.2%]. The highest rate of infection with T. vaginalis was detected by Diamond modified culture
Al Saeed, W.M. (2011). Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis by different methods in women from Dohok province, Iraq. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17 (9), 706-709, 2011 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118144
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17 (9), 706-709, 2011
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