Epidemiological Study of Trichomonas vaginalis and Other Microorganisms Isolated from Genital Tract of Women in Najaf Province – Iraq

Abstract

Trichomonas vaginalis is a flagellated parasites, causes sexually transmitted disease (STD) mainly in women, this study was carried out to investigate the epidemiology of T. vaginalis among women in Najaf Province / Iraq during the period from June 2016 to March 2017. A total of 64 women with age between 25–50 years, suffering from vaginal discharge attending the out patients clinics at Al- Zahra’a Children and Maternity Hospital and some private clinics / Najaf in addition to 64 healthy women as a control. Three vaginal swabs were done, one for direct microscopic examination to identify parasites and the other for culturing parasites, the third one uses to isolate microorganism from female genital tract. Blood samples were collected from each women for erythrocytes sedimentation rate test (ESR). A consent from which included age, area of residence, educational level and socioeconomic status, in addition to symptoms were obtained from the participants.