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Epidemiology poster session 1: STI trends:
P1-S1.26 Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis infection during the first trimester of pregnancy in pregnant women on Maternal and Perinatal Institute
  1. L Cortez
  1. Instituto Nacional Materno Perinatal, San Juan De Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Abstract

Summary Objective To determine the prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis infection during the first trimester of pregnancy in pregnant women in a Maternity Institute.

Methods We contacted and recruited a total of 105 women with up to 3 months gestation who attended the outpatient. All of them filled out a consent form and were collected a sample of vaginal secretion, which was analysed for direct observation and inoculated into the culture medium InPouch TV (Biomed Diagnostics, White City, Oregon, USA) and incubated for up 72 h at 37°C. The samples were observed under the microscope for the presence of mobile parasites. Besides demographic data were collected.

Results The prevalence of infection with T vaginalis was 5.71% and 3.8% by culture and direct observation, respectively. The growing use of laboratory performance improvement in the report of the prevalence of T vaginalis. Close supervision of this parasite during pregnancy using more sensitive laboratory methods see Abstract P1-S1.26 Figure 1.

Abstract P1-S1.26 Figure 1

“Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis infection during the first trimester of pregnancy in pregnant women”. Instituto Especializado Materno Perinatal. Lima, Mayo, Julio 2004.

  • Trichomoniasis
  • direct method (direct smear)
  • vaginal discharge

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