Trichomonas vaginitis; STD – trichomonas vaginitis; STI – trichomonas vaginitis; Sexually transmitted infection – trichomonas vaginitis
Definition of Trichomoniasis
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the parasite
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Trichomoniasis is found worldwide. In the United States, the highest number of cases are seen in women between age 16 and 35. is spread through sexual contact with an infected partner. This include penis-to-vagina intercourse or vulva-to-vulva contact. The parasite cannot survive in the mouth or rectum.
Signs and tests
The antibiotic metronidazole is commonly used to cure the infection. A newer drug, called Tinidazole may be used.
With proper treatment, the outcome is likely to be excellent.
David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. – 9/11/2010