Trichomonas vaginalis associated with nongonococcal urethritis and prostatitis

Sex Transm Dis. Jul-Sep 1980;7(3):135-6. doi: 10.1097/00007435-198007000-00010.


Trichomonas vaginalis was recovered from three (1.7%) of 179 men with nongonococcal urethritis. Prostatitis was found in 11 (8%) of 138 of these men who had prostatic examinations; T. vaginalis was recovered from two of the 11. Serologic evidence (an indirect hemagglutination titer of greater than or equal to 1:80) was found in 20 (14%) of 146 men; four of the 20 had prostatitis and two of these had prostatitis associated with T. vaginalis. In a group of 26 men with urethritis and prostatitis associated with T. vaginalis, the typical clinical presentation was persistent urethritis and/or prostatitis due to an antibiotic-resistant agent.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Hemagglutination Tests
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prostatitis / etiology*
  • Trichomonas Infections*
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Urethritis / etiology*