Document Type : Original Article
Department of parasitology and Medical entomology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, National University, Sudan
Department of parasitology and Medical entomology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, National Ribat University, Sudan
Department of parasitology and Medical entomology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Ibn Sina University, Sudan
Ahfad University for Women
Background: Trichomonas vaginalis infection is one of the major health problems in the world, Trichomonas vaginalis infection is a common sexually transmitted protozoal infection, with an estimated 180 million prevalent cases worldwide. Objective: This study aims to estimate the prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis infection among Sudanese patients according to sex and age in Bashaeir Hospital –Khartoum state. Methods: This study was a retrospective descriptive study of pre-collected urine samples, included male and female patients attending the outpatient, requested for urine general examination, samples were selected by systemic random sampling. One hundred-twenty five (125) samples have been taken; wet preparation has been done for all samples in Bashaeir Hospital lab. Result: 125 urine samples was examined. The number of females was 95 and males was 30. All samples were examined for T. vaginalis. Only 15 were positive. We could not collect data for all subjects; because it was not available. There was an available data about sex and age for 23 cases. Conclusion:Femalewas more affected by Trichomonas vaginalis than in males. The most affected age was ranging from (31-40) years.