Trichomonas vaginalis: An Underestimated Pathogen
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Trichomonas vaginalis is a protozoan pathogen. Infection with this organism is called trichomoniasis and it is the most common curable sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States, with more than 3.7 million individuals infected. Since the clinical presentation is nonspecific and infection may be confused with other STIs, yeast infections, and bacterial urinary tract infections, laboratory testing is required for accurate diagnosis. Dr. Pritt discusses the clinical presentation and the methods used to diagnosis this common infection.
- Bobbi Pritt, MD
Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
- TVRNA Trichomonas vaginalis by Nucleic Acid Amplification
- MTRNA Trichomonas vaginalis, Miscellaneous Sites, by Nucleic Acid Amplification
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