Trichomoniasis among women with vaginal discharge in Benghazi city, Libya

Original article


Kassem HH, Majoud OA

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Garyounis University, P.O. Box 9480, Benghazi, Libya.

J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2006 Dec;36(3):1007-16.


From April 2000 to July 2001, clinical and wet-mount examination were performed on 2,450 women attending gynecologic department, El-Keish Polyclinic, Benghazi City. The mean age was 34+/-7 (in years). 328 (13.4%) women were clinically diagnosed as having viginatis. Sterile vaginal swab of the posterior fornix was stained by Giemsa and examined as wet smear for trichomoniasis infection. 29/2450, (1.2%) had T. vaginalis. The infected women suffered vaginalis discharge (93.10%), burning (81.48%), vulvar pruritis (79.39%), dyspareuria (40.47%), dysuria (21.43%) and strawberry appearance (75.86%).

Keywords: Trichomonas Vaginitis Vaginal Discharge Libya