- "Trichomonas vaginalis, PAP
vaginalis is perhaps the most common protozoon
you will see clinically.
- Several trophozoites are seen in
this photomicrograph (arrows).
- The trophs are
5-30 micrometers in diameter.
- Giemsa staining
would reveal 4 flagellae, which makes the
organism motile in wet preps, and thus
Gram-negative bacteria are also seen in
- This is fairly typical, as T.
vaginalis often coexists with other
vaginal infections, such as Gardnerella.
- Transmission is primarily via
infection can occur in both males and
females, so it is important to treat all
sexual partners when the diagnosis is
made in a symptomatic individual."
1999- KUMC Pathology and the University of
Kansas, used with permission; courtesy of Dr.
James Fishback, Department of Pathology,
University of Kansas Medical Center. .