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September 1941


Arch Surg. 1941;43(3):433-444. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1941.01210150109010

Trichomonas infection of the male genitourinary tract may not always be the harmless disease it has generally been considered. Standard textbooks have not contained adequate descriptions of this disease in men because relatively few cases have been reported. The literature has contained some excellent contributions on the subject, but as yet much of the work has been controversial.

The diagnosis and treatment of a disease are always of prime importance. In this article the clinical and laboratory diagnoses are given in detail. A new method of treatment for Trichomonas infection in men is presented, which may prove of value for certain aspects of the infection in women.

INCIDENCE  Trichomonas vaginalis was first described by Donné in 1836, but the potential pathologic manifestations were not appreciated until nearly the turn of the century. The first case involving the genitourinary tract of a man was described by Minura in 1894. Up to