Paromomycin treatment of recalcitrant Trichomonas vaginalis

Int J STD AIDS. 2010 Mar;21(3):217-8. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2009.009085.


We report a 49-year-old woman with a five-year history of persistent Trichomonas vaginalis infection. Treatment with several courses of metronidazole and tinidazole failed to resolve her symptoms. A single course of intravaginal paromomycin was effective in clearing the infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Intravaginal
  • Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Paromomycin / therapeutic use*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Trichomonas Vaginitis / drug therapy*
  • Trichomonas vaginalis*


  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Paromomycin