© Global Journal Of Pure And Applied Sciences . 2006. Vol. 12 No. 3
Publisher: Bachudo Science Co. Ltd
Prevalence of T. Vaginalis In Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinics In Kaduna, Nigeria
H. I. Inabo, A. A. Adewumi, A. Ishaya
KEYWORDS: Prevalence, T. vaginalis, pregnant women.
ABSTRACT:The prevalence of trichomoniasis amongst 350 pregnant women attending Antenatal Clinics in four selected hospitals within Kaduna metropolis was determined using direct wet mount examination. Out of th 350 pregnant women screened for trichomoniasis,62(17.7%) were positive. Higher incidences were recorded in the pH range of 4.1-6.5 (90.3%). The colour appearance showed that T. vagina/is was more associated with greenish-yellow vaginal discharge and a percentage occurrence of 45.2%. There was a higher occurrence of T.vaginalis in the age group of 26-30 years (32.3%). Pregnant women should seek medical advice to avoid miscarriages and stillbirths
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