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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 175-180

Frequency and molecular diagnosis of trichomoniasis in symptomatic women referred to laboratories in urmia north west Iran

1 Cellular and Molecular Research Center & Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, Urmia University of Medical Scinces, Urmia, Iran
2 Department of Medical Entomology, School of Public Health, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

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Shahram Khademvatan
Cellular and Molecular Research Center& Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, Urmia University Of Medical Scinces, Urmia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.12980/jad.6.20170405

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Objective: To obtain the frequency of trichomoniasis and molecular diagnosis among women referred to a laboratory in Urmia (north west Iran). Methods: In the cross sectional study during the year 2014-2015, women with complaints of abnormal discharge, itching, irritation and unpleasant odor were studied using convenience sampling. These people were referred to one of the laboratories in city by gynecologist. After preparing the checklist of underlying data, vaginal wet smear samples was prepared to direct microscopy and molecular assess. Results were analyzed with statistical tests. Results: Totally 39.2% of referred cases were 30-40 years old, and about 54.8% of referred were illiterate and primitive. The frequency of trichomoniasis was 11.1% and statistically there was no significant difference. There was no significant difference among the age, education level, method of contraception, marriage age, location, employment status and the number of delivery with T. vaginalis. Conclusion: T. vaginalis compared to other studies have a moderate frequency among women of Urmia. Because of the concordance of this infection with other sexual transmitted diseases, it is recommended further studies about the prevalence of trichomoniasis in Urmia.

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