Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Strawberry cervix

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the uni-cellular organism Trichomonas vaginalis. Infection with this organism may result in bleeding of the cervix (neck of the uterus), which occurs in a spotted pattern, leading to the cervix looking like a strawberry – strawberry cervix.
Mechanical cervical irritation from a tampon, an intrauterine contraceptive device, a pessary as well as chemical cervical irritation from a spemicide, douching can at times also result in a strawberry cervix.
Swygard H, Seña AC, Hobbs MM, Cohen MS: Trichomoniasis: clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management. Sex Transm Infect, 2004 80(2):91–95. Go to reference

Cervix, Trichomonas vaginalis life cycle 

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