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Korean Journal of Preventive Medicine 1979;12(1): 95-98.
A Study on Trichomoniasis Presence in Army Soldiers.
Chan Sik Park
From April 1977 to August 1978, author carried out an experiment to detect the presence of trichomoniasis in soldiers. Samples were obtained from 1.293 male soldiers of in-or out-patients of an Armed Forces Medical Center. For detection of Trichomonas vaginalis, both of smear method and culture method were used, and results from two methods were compared. The results were summarized as follows: 1. Detection rate of Trichomonas vaginalis is 1.8% by smear method and 3.1% by culture method respectively. This result showed culture method is about twice as highly detective as smear method. 2. A highest infection rate was found in the 30-40 year group. 3. Most of infected persons showed symptomless, although about 30% of them complained distress such as itching sensation(10%), urethral discharge(7.5), and urinary frequency(7.5%). 4. In the microscopic examination of urine, leukocytes were increased in 65% and epithelial cells were increased in 47.5% among individuals. This result showed there might be infalmmatory changes in about half the positive cases.
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