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Clinically resistant trichomoniasis
  1. C E Cohen1,
  2. N M Desmond2
  1. 1St Stephen’s Centre, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust, London, UK
  2. 2The Garden Clinic, Upton Hospital, Slough, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Charlotte Cohen
 St Stephen’s Centre, 2nd floor, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH, UK;

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We read with interest the recent review on trichomoniasis and would like to share our experience of a patient with clinically resistant infection, in whom various therapies were tried until we achieved a successful response.1

A 39 year old Irish female factory worker presented in April 2001, complaining of a copious malodorous vaginal discharge associated with vulval soreness following unprotected sexual intercourse with a casual male partner 4 months previously. On examination the vulva and groin were erythematous and there was a profuse frothy yellow vaginal discharge with a pH >4.5. Microscopy revealed Trichomonas vaginalis and she was treated with a …

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