Research Article
Volume 5 Issue 2 - 2021
Pregnant Women with Trichomoniasis in a West African State: A Review
Job Patience Abiye1*, Aaron Umasoye Udogadi2* and Karibo George Furo2
1Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Department, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Rivers State, Nigeria
2Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Department, College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Job Patience Abiye, Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Department, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Rivers State, Nigeria andAaron Umasoye Udogadi, Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Department, College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
Received: November 08, 2020; Published: January 31, 2021


Introduction: Trichomonas vaginalis has been a key common treatable transmitted infection sexually. In spite of the countless severe health implications to include aiding the acquisition and spread of viral infections, PID and serious consequences of pregnancy, it is still under-diagnosed. This review aims to update the reader on the prevalence of T. vaginalis among pregnant women in Nigeria, and to also buttress the risk posed by this infection on pregnancy as well as the symptoms/factors that promote transmission. Methodology: Google search engine was used to access the information on web from 2005 - 2020 and used in this study.

Result: An average national prevalence of 10.4% was observed from this study among pregnant women.

Conclusion: Sexual promiscuity, age and socio-economics, remain valuable indices in understanding the distribution of infection within evaluated data space. Complications such as low-birth weight and premature delivery are prevalent with Trichomonas vaginalis infection. Therefore, it will be important to encourage people not to have more than one sex partner, as well as avoiding unhealthy sex habits. Also, improvement on personal care and hygiene.

Keywords: Trichomonas vaginalis; Prevalence; Pregnant Women; Infection; Nigeria


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