Epidemiological and Biological Variability in Clinical Isolates of Trichomonasvaginalis among Women in Najaf/ Iraq,
karbala journal of pharmaceutical sciences,
Volume 3, Issue 3, Pages 23-33
AbstractIn order to monitor changes in the prevalence of Trichomonasvaginalis infection, the records of 4992 female patients complaining from vaginal discharge attending the hospitals and the private laboratories in Najaf/ Iraq in the period 1999-2008 were reviewed. Of these 259 (5.188%) were positive. The prevalence of T. vaginalis infection has increased significantly over the reviewed years from 3.004% in 1999 to 7.066% in 2008 (P < 0.01). There is an intraspecific variation among different isolates obtained from parasite by enzyme electrophoresis, and there are 16 isolates examined fell in eight groups (zymodems) according to the enzymes (Malate dehydrogenase, Malic, Glucose phosphate isomerase, Glucose -6- phosphate dehydrogenase and Phosphoglucomutase) patterns, andthis possibly may suggest that there is more than one strain of T. vaginalis in Najaf province.
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