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Sex Transm Dis. 1997 Oct;24(9):543-5.

Trichomoniasis in a postmenopausal woman cured after discontinuation of estrogen replacement therapy.

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State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 11203, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Epidemiologic and experimental data suggest that estrogen has a salutary effect on Trichomonas vaginalis.

CASE:

A metronidazole-allergic postmenopausal woman was cured of vaginal trichomoniasis in association with discontinuation of estrogen replacement therapy.

CONCLUSION:

Hormonal manipulation should be studied for the management of women with trichomoniasis who are allergic to metronidazole or who are infected with metronidazole-resistant strains of Trichomonas vaginalis.

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