Trichomoniasis and Giardiasis

Trichomoniasis is a genital infection produced by the protozoan Trichomonas vaginalis. Infections frequently are asymptomatic in the male, whereas in the female vaginitis characterized by a frothy pale yellow discharge is common. Relapses occur if the infected person's sexual partner is not treated simultaneously.

Giardiasis is caused by the protozoan Giardia lam-blia and is characterized by gastrointestinal symptoms ranging from an acute self-limiting watery diarrhea to a chronic condition associated with episodic diarrhea and occasional instances of malabsorption. The parasite is similar to E. histolytica in that it exists in two forms, an actively motile trophozoite (usually confined to the upper small bowel) and a cyst (commonly excreted in the feces).

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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