Neonatal Trichomonas vaginalis infection: a case report and review of literature

Int J STD AIDS. 2010 Aug;21(8):606-7. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2010.010174.


Neonatal infection with Trichomonas vaginalis is an unusual occurrence. We present a case of T. vaginalis found on routine urinalysis in a five-day-old neonate born at 29 weeks gestational age. The patient was treated with metronidazole and had complete resolution of the infection. This report discusses the significance of diagnosis and treatment of T. vaginalis in the neonate.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antiprotozoal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / parasitology
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical
  • Metronidazole / therapeutic use
  • Pregnancy
  • Trichomonas Infections / diagnosis*
  • Trichomonas Infections / parasitology
  • Trichomonas vaginalis / isolation & purification*
  • Urine / parasitology


  • Antiprotozoal Agents
  • Metronidazole