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Research Paper | Biological Sciences | Iraq | Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017
Infection Rate of Trichomonas vaginalis Among Women In Baqubah City
Areej Atiyah Hussein, Mohammed Jasim Shaker
Background Trichomoniasis is the most common sexually transmitted parasites in the world. The infection rate is differ from one area to another due to several factors such as age of patients, educational level, host immune response and others. Objectives To determine the infection rate of Trichomonas vaginalis in women admitted to Al-Batool Teaching Hospital for Maternity and Children in Baqubah city. Patients and methods Cross-sectional study consist of 1192 women admitted to Gynecological Outpatient Clinics in Al-Batool Teaching Hospital for Maternity and Children in Baqubah city during the period from 1st January 2016 till 31st December 2016. Full information had been taken directly from all women complains of symptoms such as vaginal itching, burning, a foul-smelling vaginal discharge. Females subjected to this study were classified into different groups, pregnant and non-pregnant women and all of them were screened for Trichomonas vaginalis by wet mount examination and other microorganisms by different stain. Result Laboratory examination results showed that 148 (12.41 %) specimens from 1192 were positive for Trichomonas vaginalis, it was found that the highest rate of infection was recorded in non-pregnant women (75.67 %) compared to pregnant women (24.32 %) also there was significant difference between both of them. Assessment of infection rate among different age groups demonstrated that the highest infection rate was in the ages of greatest sexual activities from 26-35 years old. As for the infection status, it was found that the higher proportion of single infection 28 (77.78 %) and 60 (53.58 %) were recorded among pregnant women and non-pregnant women respectively than double infection, co-infection status revealed that bacterial infection 5 (62.50 %) was more than Candida albicans 3 (37.50 %) in pregnant women, while Candida albicans showed high frequency 36 (69.23 %) than bacterial infection in non-pregnant women, there was no significant differences noticed between trichomoniasis and history of abortion Conclusion Infection rate of Trichomonas vaginalis is intermediate among females in Baqubah city, single infection has a higher rate compare with co-infection with bacteria and Candida albicans.
Keywords: Trichomoniasis, pregnancy status, sexual activities, co- infection
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017
Pages: 1954 - 1957
How to Cite this Article?
Areej Atiyah Hussein, Mohammed Jasim Shaker, "Infection Rate of Trichomonas vaginalis Among Women In Baqubah City", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20175717, Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017, 1954 - 1957
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