Survey of trichomoniasis in osogbo, southwestern nigeria

Authors:Hassan Abdul-Wasiu Oladele, Amoo Abimbola Oladipupo, Adebimpe Wasiu Olalekan, Akindele Akeem Abiodun
Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(3): 607-610  |  PDF File


A total of 882 individuals comprised of 794 (90.03%) females and 88 (9.97%) males were examined in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria between January 2005 and March 2006 from various centres for Trichomoniasis. Ninety one (10.3%) and 106 (12.02%) prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis were reported with the wet mounts direct microscopy and modified oxoid culture medium method respectively. However, there was no statistically significant difference in prevalence (P>0.05). Infection rates were significantly higher (P<0.05) in females than in males and in the age group 21 – 30 years. Infection rate was also significantly higher among female students and non pregnant females on contraceptives than other groups. The clinical symptom of vaginal discharge (VD) recorded the highest prevalence (52.83%) which was statistically significant compared to other clinical signs in the study. The control of the disease condition was highlighted.