Trichomoniasis is an infection of the genitourinary tract caused by the flagellated protozoan Trichomonas vaginalis. Infection in women may be asymptomatic or characterized by vaginal itching and discomfort with or without an accompanying discharge (Fouts and Kraus, 1980). In men, infections are most often transient and asymptomatic, but occasionally persistent infection with prostatitis, urethritis, or epididymitis may occur (Krieger, 1981). The disease derives its public health significance from its worldwide distribution, the economic burden for treatment, and the social and psychological impact on patients with persistent infections.
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