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Contributors: David Foster MD, Mary Gail Mercurio MD, Lynne Margesson MD
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Synopsis

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted acute vaginitis caused by the unicellular protozoal flagellate Trichomonas vaginalis. In women, symptoms of trichomoniasis include vaginal discharge, itching, and odor. T. vaginalis vaginal infections are linked epidemiologically to premature rupture of membranes, early delivery, HIV transmission, and PID. Trichomoniasis is the most common nonviral sexually transmitted disease, effecting an estimated 2.8% of young women in the US and is more frequent in African-American women.

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ICD10CM:
A59.01 – Trichomonal vulvovaginitis

SNOMEDCT:
56335008 – Trichomoniasis

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Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

Spermatozoa may be mistaken for T. vaginalis. The flagellated organism is the same size or larger than a WBC, in contrast to sperm.

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Last Updated: 12/20/2009
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Trichomoniasis : Female genital, Vaginal-labial itching, Yellow to greenish frothy vaginal discharge
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