Trichomoniasis increases the risk for which infections?

Updated: Jan 02, 2020
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In addition to HIV, T vaginalis infection also increases the susceptibility to other viruses, including herpes and human papillomavirus (HPV). T vaginalis may increase the rate of infection or reactivation of HPV, although it may also shorten the duration of infection. [68]

The following disorders have also been associated with trichomoniasis:

  • Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia [69]
  • Posthysterectomy infection, including cuff cellulitis, cuff abscess, and wound infection [70]
  • Trichomonal peritonitis (rare) [71]

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