Last Updated: 2020-08-06
Sexually transmitted disease. The pathogen Trichomonas vaginalis causes urethritis or colpitis.
Women are more frequently affected and have complaints more often than men. 20% of women between the ages of 16 and 35 have had an infection at least once.
Trichomonas vaginalis prefers cornified mucosal surfaces, such as the urethra. The bladder and urethra are rarely affected.
15-20% of all infected women show symptoms. Characteristics are whitish yellowish discharge, dysuria and discomfort during sexual intercourse.
Medical history: Unprotected sexual intercourse?
Microscopic examination of smear material from vaginal vault, cervix and urethra.
Bact. Swab of the urethra
The patient should not have emptied the bladder for 2 hours
Pathogen detection in the urine sediment
- Erosive Balanitis
- Soper D. Trichomoniasis: under control or undercontrolled? American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2004;190:281-90.
- Petrin D, Delgaty K, Bhatt R, Garber G. Clinical and microbiological aspects of Trichomonas vaginalis. Clin Microbiol Rev 1998;11:300-17.
- Schwebke JR, Burgess D. Trichomoniasis. Clin Microbiol Rev 2004;17:794-803, table of contents.
- Coleman JS, Gaydos CA, Witter F. Trichomonas vaginalis vaginitis in obstetrics and gynecology practice: new concepts and controversies. Obstet Gynecol Surv 2013;68:43-50.
- Ezz Eldin HM, Badawy AF. In vitro anti-Trichomonas vaginalis activity of Pistacia lentiscus mastic and Ocimum basilicum essential oil. J Parasit Dis 2015;39:465-73.
- Braun-Falco`s Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, 7. Auflage