Biomedical Research

Review Article - Biomedical Research (2018) Volume 29, Issue 12

Trichomoniasis in Nigeria: A review

Sexually Transmitted Parasitic Diseases (STPDs) are infectious diseases that are transmitted via unprotected sex which could potentially predispose men and women to different reproductive health issues. The data presented in this report shows that, trichomoniasis caused by Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) remain the only reported sexually-transmitted parasitic disease in Nigeria. Also, of the 36 states in the country, only 26 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja have partly evaluated the prevalence of the disease. Furthermore, the prevalence data on the burden of TV infections in Nigeria in form of Years Lived with Disability (YLD), the distribution of the infection in the six geopolitical zones and the prevalence over the years are presented. Notably, YLD for TV infection was highest in the South-South; while the factors possibly impacting on the burden of TV in Nigeria are highlighted.

Author(s): Omorodion Oriri Asemota

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