ID#: 5238
Caption: Using the phase contrast illumination technique, this photomicrograph of a wet mount vaginal discharge specimen revealed the presence of the flagellated protozoan, Trichomonas vaginalis, the most common pathogenic protozoan of humans in industrialized countries. T. vaginalis resides in the female lower genital tract and the male urethra and prostate, where it replicates by binary fission.
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Content Providers(s): CDC
Creation Date: 1986
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