Trichomonas vaginalis infection in a low-risk women attended in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre

Norhayati Moktar, Nor Liyana Ismail, Phoy Cheng Chun, Mohamad Asyrab Sapie, Nor Farahin Abdul Kahar, Yusof Suboh, Noraina Abdul Rahim, Nor Azlin Mohamed Ismail, Tengku Shahrul Anuar

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Objective To investigate the presence of trichomoniasis among women attending the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre. Methods A total of 139 high vaginal swabs were taken from the subjects and sent to the laboratory in Amies gel transport media. The specimens were examined for the presence of Trichomonas vaginalis using wet mount, Giemsa staining and cultured in Diamond's medium. Sociodemographic characteristics and gynaecological complaints were obtained in private using structured questionnaire applied by one investigator. Results The median age was 32 years, with an interquartile interval of 9.96. Most of the subjects were Malays (76.9%) and the remaining were Chinese (15.1%), Indians (2.2%) and other ethnic groups (5.8%). One hundred and thirty eight (99.3%) of the women were married and 98.6% had less than 6 children. More than half (75.5%) of the women's last child birth was less than 6 years ago. Forty seven percent of them were involved in supporting administrative work and 64.7% of the women gave a history of previous or current vaginal discharge. Conclusions The present study reported zero incidence rate of trichomoniasis. The low incidence rate was postulated due to all women who participated in this study were categorized into a low-risk group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)702-705
Number of pages4
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine
Volume6
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016

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Gynecology
Trichomonas Infections
Obstetrics
Trichomonas vaginalis
Diamond
Malaysia
Gels
Vaginal Discharge
Incidence
Ethnic Groups
Research Personnel
Parturition
Staining and Labeling

Keywords

  • Culture
  • Giemsa staining
  • Incidence rate
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Wet mount

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)

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Trichomonas vaginalis infection in a low-risk women attended in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre. / Moktar, Norhayati; Ismail, Nor Liyana; Chun, Phoy Cheng; Sapie, Mohamad Asyrab; Abdul Kahar, Nor Farahin; Suboh, Yusof; Abdul Rahim, Noraina; Mohamed Ismail, Nor Azlin; Anuar, Tengku Shahrul.

In: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, Vol. 6, No. 8, 01.08.2016, p. 702-705.

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Moktar, Norhayati ; Ismail, Nor Liyana ; Chun, Phoy Cheng ; Sapie, Mohamad Asyrab ; Abdul Kahar, Nor Farahin ; Suboh, Yusof ; Abdul Rahim, Noraina ; Mohamed Ismail, Nor Azlin ; Anuar, Tengku Shahrul. / Trichomonas vaginalis infection in a low-risk women attended in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre. In: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. 2016 ; Vol. 6, No. 8. pp. 702-705.
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