Distribution of the Infection with Trichomonas vaginalis and Associated Microorganisms in Women Attending Two Hospitals in Al-Sader City, Baghdad

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S. F. Al-Muqdadi
F. T. Mhaisen
A. A. Al-Tae

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  A total  of 320  samples  of vaginal  swabs  was  obtained  from  women complaining of vaginal infection and attending two hospitals in Al-Sader city, Baghdad, namely Ibn AlBaladi Hospital for Pediatrics and Gynecology and Fatimat Al-Zahraa Hospital for Obstetrics in Al-Habibia district during the period from Desember 1997 till July 1998. Results of direct smear and culture showed  that Trichomonas vaginalis infection occurred in 19.1%, in addition to some microorganisms. The most common infection was by Candida spp. (24.7%), followed  by  Gardnerella  vaginalis (13.8%)  and  Staph. aureus  (10.9%). Infection with Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp. and Proteus spp. were 6.6%, 3.8% and 2.5%, respectively. The infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae was very low (1.3%). The most associated microorganisms with T. vaginalis were G. vaginalis (26.2%). Infection with N. gonorrhoeae was less associated with T. vaginalis (1.6%). Fungal infection was  14.8% with those positive for T. vaginalis and it was less than those with negative trichomoniasis (27%). No considerable differences were noticed in the  percentages of other microorganisms associated or non associated with T. vaginalis.

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Al-Muqdadi, S. F., Mhaisen, F. T., & Al-Tae, A. A. (2017). Distribution of the Infection with Trichomonas vaginalis and Associated Microorganisms in Women Attending Two Hospitals in Al-Sader City, Baghdad. Ibn AL- Haitham Journal For Pure and Applied Sciences, 23(1), 19–25. Retrieved from https://jih.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/j/article/view/967
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