What is the effect of trichomoniasis on pregnancy outcomes?

Updated: Jan 02, 2020
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Pregnant women with T vaginalis infection are at an especially high risk for adverse outcomes, which may include the following:

  • Preterm delivery
  • Low birth-weight offspring
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Intrauterine infection [1]
  • Respiratory or genital T vaginalis infection in the newborn [11]

T vaginalis infection may also increase the likelihood of vertical HIV transmission owing to disruption of the vaginal mucosa. [11]

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