Improved detection by DNA amplification of Trichomonas vaginalis in males.

  title={Improved detection by DNA amplification of Trichomonas vaginalis in males.},
  author={Jane R. Schwebke and Lisa F Lawing},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={40 10},
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection that is highly prevalent worldwide and has been linked to preterm birth and human immunodeficiency virus acquisition. In females, trichomoniasis causes vaginitis, while in males, it is frequently asymptomatic but can be a cause of urethritis. Control efforts have been hampered by the lack of a sensitive diagnostic technique for this infection in males. Men attending a sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic for a new complaint were screened… CONTINUE READING


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