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TRAVIEZO VALLES, Luis; GONZALEZ, Isbel  and  FERNANDEZ, Eliana. First report in Venezuela of Trichomonas tenax (Muller, 1773) in bronchial secretion. Revista UNITEPC [online]. 2021, vol.8, n.2, pp.61-66. ISSN 2520-9825.


The normal habitat of Trichomonas tenax is the oral cavity of people with poor oral hygiene, there are no reports in Venezuela of this flagellate in different organs.

Clinical case.

A 27-year-old male patient who underwent surgery after a motorcycle accident, which required intubation and later tracheostomy, elements that possibly facilitated bronchial aspiration and lung infection with this protozoan.


. It is the first description in Venezuela of Trichomonas tenax in the lung.

Keywords : Trichomonas; Lung; Secretion; Venezuela.

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