Image: Scanning electron micrograph of Trichomonas vaginalis (yellow-green) with epithelial cells (pink) where adhesion of the parasites to host cells is seen.

Tricky Trichy

By Marlene Benchimol and Victor do Valle Midlej, Santa Ursula University

Trichomonas vaginalis is a protozoan parasite of the urogenital tract in men and women and causes a sexually transmitted disease, trichomoniasis, in about half of infected women. Infections are associated with pelvic inflammatory disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes, infertility, an increased incidence of aggressive prostate cancers, and an increase in HIV-1 transmission. Learn more in the article by Conrad et al. in the January 2013 issue of Trends in Parasitology.


Read that article here.

Trichomonas foetus (via)

Trichomonas foetus is a single-celled protozoan that infects the bovine reproductive tract and the intestinal tract of cats. Cows are infected by bulls that harbor the parasite on their foreskin. The resultant infection of cows can result in infertility, pyometra, and embryonic death and abortion. (More)


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¿Qué es la tricomoniasis?
La tricomoniasis (o “tric”) es una enfermedad de transmisión sexual (ETS) muy común causada por la infección transmitida por el parásito protozoario llamado Trichomonas vaginalis.