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What is Trichomoniasis?

What is Trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis is a common type of sexually transmitted disease. Trichomoniasis is the result of an ...more »

  • Trichomoniasis: Sexually transmitted parasitic infection.
  • Trichomoniasis: A species of TRICHOMONAS that produces a refractory vaginal discharge in females, as well as bladder and urethral infections in males.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Trichomoniasis: infection of the vagina.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Trichomoniasis: Introduction

Types of Trichomoniasis:

Broader types of Trichomoniasis:

How many people get Trichomoniasis?

Incidence (annual) of Trichomoniasis: 5 million cases annually in the USA (CDC 2001)
Incidence Rate of Trichomoniasis: approx 1 in 54 or 1.84% or 5 million people in USA [about data]
Worldwide prevalence: 170 million globally (NIAID)
Worldwide incidence of Trichomoniasis: 2-3 million annually (NIAID)
Prevalance of Trichomoniasis: In the United States, it is estimated that 2 million women become infected each year. (Source: excerpt from Trichomonas Infection: DPD) ... An estimated 5 million new cases occur each year in women and men. (Source: excerpt from Trichomoniasis: DSTD)
Incidence of Trichomoniasis: Approximately 5 million cases of trichomoniasis occur annually in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

How serious is Trichomoniasis?

Complications of Trichomoniasis: see complications of Trichomoniasis
Prognosis of Trichomoniasis: Trichomoniasis can usually be cured with the prescription drug metronidazole given by mouth in a single dose. (Source: excerpt from Trichomoniasis: DSTD)

What causes Trichomoniasis?

Causes of Trichomoniasis: see causes of Trichomoniasis
Causes of Trichomoniasis: Trichomoniasis is caused by the single-celled protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. The vagina is the most common site of infection in women, and the urethra is the most common site of infection in men. (Source: excerpt from Trichomoniasis: DSTD)
Risk factors for Trichomoniasis: see risk factors for Trichomoniasis

What are the symptoms of Trichomoniasis?

Symptoms of Trichomoniasis: see symptoms of Trichomoniasis

Complications of Trichomoniasis: see complications of Trichomoniasis

Incubation period for Trichomoniasis: 4-20 days after exposure symptoms can appear.

Incubation period for Trichomoniasis: Most women who develop symptoms do so within 6 months of being infected. (Source: excerpt from Trichomonas Infection: DPD)

Can anyone else get Trichomoniasis?

Contagion of Trichomoniasis: Mainly caught sexually; rare transmission from a towel or toilet water.
More information: see contagiousness of Trichomoniasis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Trichomoniasis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Trichomoniasis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Trichomoniasis: Gynecologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Trichomoniasis.
Treatments for Trichomoniasis: see treatments for Trichomoniasis
Prevention of Trichomoniasis: see prevention of Trichomoniasis
Research for Trichomoniasis: see research for Trichomoniasis

Society issues for Trichomoniasis


Hospitalization statistics for Trichomoniasis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Trichomoniasis:

  • 0.001% (15) of hospital consultant episodes were for trichomoniasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for trichomoniasis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for trichomoniasis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for trichomoniasis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Trichomoniasis:

Organs and body systems related to Trichomoniasis include:

Name and Aliases of Trichomoniasis

Main name of condition: Trichomoniasis

Class of Condition for Trichomoniasis: parasite protozoa

Other names or spellings for Trichomoniasis:

Trichomonas Infection, Trichomonas vaginalis, Trichomoniasis vaginitis, Trich

Trichomoniasis urogenital Source - Diseases Database

Trichomoniasis: Related Conditions

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