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1/28. trichomonas vaginalis in a perinephric abscess. A case report.

    A patient with chronic vulvo-vaginitis due to trichomonas vaginalis, and obstructive uropathy associated with renal calculi, developed a perinephric abscess following trauma incurred in a motorcycle accident. T. vaginalis was seen on smear and cultured from the purulent drainage from the perinephric abscess. Although T. vaginalis is commonly pathogenic only to the lower genito-urinary system, the upper urinary tract may very rarely be involved by ascending infection. If this protozoan spreads to extraluminal sites the inflammatory potential is marked, as has been found in animals with experimental infection. Examination of a fresh smear of pus may be critically important in the diagnosis of closed-space infections of unknown etiology. ( info)

2/28. lymph node infection by Trichomonas tenax: report of a case with co-infection by mycobacterium tuberculosis.

    In an 82-year-old woman, presenting with fever and asthenia, cervical adenopathy was noted. Clinical and radiological investigations were fruitless. Laboratory examinations detected a refractory anemia. The lymph node was excised and showed numerous trichomonads on touch preparations. Histologically, the node showed caseous necrosis and macrophagic reaction. diagnosis of lymph node infection by Trichomonas tenax was made. Three weeks later, culture of the node showed mycobacterium tuberculosis and let us conclude co-infection. T tenax is usually regarded as a harmless saprophyte of the oral cavity. This exceptional observation shows for the first time an invasive potential of T tenax. It raises questions about links with tuberculosis and refractory anemia. ( info)

3/28. Neonatal pneumonia caused by trichomonas vaginalis.

    The authors present two cases of newborn babies infected by trichomonas vaginalis (hereafter referred to as T. vaginalis) and suffering from severe congenital breathing difficulties and needing artificial respiration. Microscopic examination of the tracheal discharge revealed characteristically moving, flagellated, pear-shaped unicellular organisms. Cultures on CPLM medium proved the presence of T. vaginalis. During pregnancy the mothers' clinical status was negative and both of them mentioned leukorrhoea of changing intensity. They were regularly involved in antenatal care. The infection caused by T. vaginalis could be detected in the two mothers later by culture procedures. ( info)

4/28. Demonstration of trichomonas vaginalis in tracheal aspirates in infants with early respiratory failure.

    trichomonas vaginalis was isolated from the tracheal aspirates of two premature newborns with early respiratory failure who were delivered vaginally by mothers with T. vaginalis infection. The babies were treated successfully with antiparasitic drugs. ( info)

5/28. empyema caused by trichomonas.

    empyema is one of the potential complications of lower respiratory tract infections. Very rarely, in predisposed individuals, empyema can be caused by Trichomonas species, of which Trichomonas tenax appears to be the most common cause. Here, we present a case of trichomonal empyema in a 56-year-old man and review the available literature of this rare occurrence. ( info)

6/28. urinary tract infection with trichomonas vaginalis in a premature newborn infant and the development of chronic lung disease.

    We report a case of a low-birth-weight infant with an infection of the urinary tract with trichomonas vaginalis, who later developed cystic chronic lung disease suggestive of Wilson-Mikity syndrome. Although she had mild respiratory distress syndrome at birth, the extent of the chronic lung disease was out of proportion to the initial illness. We speculate that maternal infection with this organism may have resulted in an inflammatory response that led to its development. ( info)

7/28. Pulmonary coinfection by trichomonas vaginalis and pneumocystis sp. as a novel manifestation of AIDS.

    A 41-year-old man was hospitalized, presenting increasing dyspnea and extensive ground-glass opacities on chest X-ray. Infection by human immunodeficiency virus was confirmed. Cytologic examination of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid revealed numerous trichomonads and aggregates of pneumocystis sp. Treatment was followed by rapid improvement of respiratory symptoms and chest X-ray. The trichomonad species found in the lungs was identified as trichomonas vaginalis by small-subunit rRNA gene amplification and sequencing. With the exception of rare cases of contamination of newborn babies during delivery, T. vaginalis has never been found in lungs in healthy or immunocompromised adults. In the present case, T. vaginalis is found as coinfecting agent. Our data, like those found in the literature, suggest that trichomonads are overlooked parasites that may be regularly implicated in diverse human pathologies. ( info)

8/28. Premature with trichomoniasis: report of one case.

    We report a case of an extremely-low-birth-weight premature infant with trichomonas vaginalis infection of the vagina and urinary tract. Her mother is also infected with trichomonas vaginalis but is asymptomatic. The patient's illness started as an asymptomatic pyuria and later on at early infancy developed profuse malodorous vaginal discharge. Her vaginal discharge was positive for trichomonas vaginalis, both on wet mount and Papanicolaou smear, and the infection responded well to treatment with metronidazole. Infants with recurrent vaginal discharge presenting beyond the neonatal period may be attributed to T. vaginalis infection. ( info)

9/28. peritonitis caused by Trichomonas--a preliminary case report.

    trichomonas infections of the abdominal cavity are uncommon and case histories have not been published previously. A patient to whom reference is made this paper developed a combined immunodeficiency syndrome and portal hypertension with ascites on the basis of a cirrhosis of the liver. This seems to have been the precondition for a peritonitis caused by a Trichomonas species. ( info)

10/28. trichomonas infections in men.

    trichomonas vaginalis, a common pathogen in the female genital tract, produces a characteristic clinical picture in women. Less well recognized are the manifestations of Trichomonas infestations of the male genital tract, which include urethritis and chronic prostatitis. Multiple-glass urinalysis and selective use of Trichomonas cultures may improve recognition of this organism in the family practice setting. ( info)
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