August 1985

Trichomonas vaginalis Infestation in Sexually Abused Girls

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock.

Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(8):846-847. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140100108046

• We report infection with Trichomonas vaginalis in four sexually abused girls; two of these patients are unique in that they were premenarchal. We discuss the clinical features in premenarchal and postmenarchal children and relate infection to the likelihood of prior sexual abuse.

(AJDC 1985;139:846-847)