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June 17, 1968

Trichomonads in Pleural Effusion

Author Affiliations

From the Baroness Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn. Dr. Memik is now a fellow in the Department of Gastroenterology, Lahey Clinic, Boston.

JAMA. 1968;204(12):1145-1146. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140250125023

Trichomonas tenax was recovered from the pleural effusion of a patient with chronic pulmonary disease. Because such a finding is relatively infrequent, it is necessary and important, therefore, that the pleural fluid of such patients be examined by direct microscopic means.