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Trichomonas vaginalis

Summary of Trichomonas vaginalis
Trichomonas vaginalis is an anaerobic, flagellated protozoan parasite and the causative agent of trichomoniasis. It is the most common pathogenic protozoan infection of humans in industrialized countries. Infection rates between men and women are similar with women being symptomatic, while infections in men are usually asymptomatic. Transmission usually occurs via direct, skin-to-skin contact with an infected individual, most often through vaginal intercourse. Usually treatment consists of metronidazole and tinidazole. Patients present with a foul-smelling, greenish  discharge; itching and burning; and "strawberry cervix"; vaginal pH will be >4.5.

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A 20-year-old woman comes to the office because of several days of vaginal discharge. This discharge is green in color and the patient states that it has a bad odor. She has only had one sexual partner whom she just met a few days ago. A wet mount is performed showing motile, flagellated organisms. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management? 

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