Update on Laboratory Diagnosis and Epidemiology of Trichomonas vaginalis: You Can Teach an “Old” Dog “New” Trichs

Past viewpoints on Trichomonas vaginalis infection have characterized the associated clinical disease as a “nuisance” condition, with affected demographics largely being older African American females residing in urban centers. The advent of commercial molecular assays specific for T. vaginalis has offered a new outlook on trichomoniasis. Within high-prevalence sexually transmitted infection populati ons, parasite distribution is not localized to specific population centers, and T. vaginalis prevalence is elevated among both younger and older age groups.
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: news