2021 CPIP-D Case 4: Microbiology – Detecting Trichomonas vaginalis - CPIP0404W.2021
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This activity will discuss the epidemiology and clinical presentation of Trichomonas vaginalis and compare testing methods for detecting this common sexually transmitted disease.

Credit Type: CME
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Launch Date: April 19, 2021
Expiration Date: April 18, 2024 11:59 PM (CT)
Pricing: Junior Member Fee: $10.00
MOC Category: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

Registration Information
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Rereleased Activity
This activity originally released as the 2017 CPIP-I Microbiology – Detecting Trichomonas vaginalis and was available between September 18, 2017 and September 17, 2020. The content was reviewed in January 2021. If you completed the previous version, you are not eligible to claim CME credit(s) for completing this updated version.

Trichomonas vaginalis (T. vaginalis) is a protozoal parasite of the genitourinary tract that infects both men and women, and is associated with vaginitis, prostatitis, increased transmission of HIV, and preterm delivery. Most infected individuals (up to 70%) are asymptomatic. This activity will discuss the different methods available for laboratory diagnosis of infection, the performance characteristics of each laboratory method, and caveats regarding test performance, including implications for physicians providing point-of-care microscopy for identification.

This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists.

After completing this activity, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of trichomoniasis.
  2. List commonly used laboratory methods for detecting Trichomonas vaginalis (T. vaginalis).
  3. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the different testing methods.

Related Link
Clinical Pathology Improvement Program

CME Information
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This activity and evaluation are available April 19, 2021, and expire April 18, 2024, at 11:59 PM (CT). Upon completion of the activity your credit will be awarded. Your certificate may be downloaded from your Transcript.

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2021 CPIP-D Case 4: Microbiology – Detecting Trichomonas vaginalis