oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A study of the possible value of acridine orange-O strain in the diagnosis of Trichomonas Vaginalis infection

Volume 23, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Trichomonas vaginalis infection is widespread in both males and females throughout the world and various techniques are available for the laboratory diagnosis of this infection (Brown, 1972; Jirovec and Petri, 1968). Recently it was decided to compare the value of the newly developed diagnostic technique of Fripp, Mason & Super (1975) which utilizes Acridine Orange-O stain and ultra-violet microscopy, with the more conventional techniques of Giemsa stain, direct smears and culture.

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