Prevalence of Trichomonasvaginalis Among Female Patients Attending the General Hospital Nasarawa, Nasarawa State
Cell Biology
Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages: 8-11
Received: Jan. 10, 2017; Accepted: Feb. 10, 2017; Published: Mar. 18, 2017
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Yusuf Hussaini, Department of Science Laboratory Technology, School/Faculty of Applied Sciences, Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa, Nigeria
Justina A. Adegda, Department of Science Laboratory Technology, School/Faculty of Applied Sciences, Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa, Nigeria
Ademu Abdulkadir, Department of Science Laboratory Technology, School/Faculty of Applied Sciences, Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa, Nigeria
Abubakar Suleiman, Department of Science Laboratory Technology, School/Faculty of Applied Sciences, Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa, Nigeria
Salawu E. Murtala, Department of Science Laboratory Technology, School/Faculty of Applied Sciences, Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa, Nigeria
Yakubu Jibrin, Department of Science Laboratory Technology, School/Faculty of Applied Sciences, Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa, Nigeria
Aliyu Yakubu, Department of Science Laboratory Technology, School/Faculty of Applied Sciences, Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa, Nigeria
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Abstract
Trichomonasvaginalis, the etiologic agent of Trichomoniasis is transmitted by sexual intercourse, and is associated with the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases. In Nigeria, Trichomonasvaginalis infections are not reportable to health agencies and there is dearth of data on the actual prevalence. This cohort study determines the prevalence of Trichomonasvaginalis among female patients attending General Hospital Nasarawa, NasarawaState.Wet mount of all swab samples was made to check for the presence of motility. Out of 100 vaginal swabs samples analyzed, an overallprevalence of 12.0% was recorded. The highest prevalence of 16.67% was recorded for the 31-35 years old, while the lowest prevalence of 7.67% was recorded for16-20 years old. 13.2% prevalence was recorded in single women while 8.70% prevalence was recorded in married women. Those with three or more sex partners had 75% prevalence, 50% prevalencewas reported for those with two sex partners, while 3.6% was reported for those with one sex partner Trichomoniasis remained endemic in many developing countries where control may only be possible by regular screening and treatment. Sexual promiscuity and age were important predisposing factors of infection distribution in the studied population.
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Trichomoniasis, Vaginalis, Nasarawa, Prevalence
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Yusuf Hussaini, Justina A. Adegda, Ademu Abdulkadir, Abubakar Suleiman, Salawu E. Murtala, Yakubu Jibrin, Aliyu Yakubu, Prevalence of Trichomonasvaginalis Among Female Patients Attending the General Hospital Nasarawa, Nasarawa State, Cell Biology. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 8-11. doi: 10.11648/j.cb.20170501.12
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