What is a possible cause of trichomoniasis in children?

Updated: Jan 02, 2020
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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T vaginalis infection in a pediatric patient may suggest child abuse, although vertical transmission is also a possibility. Young girls may present with vaginal discharge.

Routine screening for trichomoniasis in asymptomatic pregnant women is not currently recommended.


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