Overall, 49% of pregnant women with syphilis did not report any of 15 risk factors.
Congenital syphilis up from 362 cases in 2013 to 918 in 2017, with 46.17% increase since 2016.
Nearly 2.3 million total cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis diagnosed in the United States in 2017.
Screening results in decrease in incidence of congenital syphilis; no harms identified for penicillin.
Close to one-third of sexually active HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) have not received syphilis screening in the past 12 months.
Findings among teens diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease in the emergency department.
The USPSTF reports that pregnant women can benefit from screening for syphilis infection.
According to the report, 1.6 million cases were chlamydia, and there were 470,000 cases of gonorrhea and almost 28,000 primary and secondary syphilis cases.
A rare case reports a 51-year-old man who primarily presented with multiple nodules on his scalp.
As syphilis rates increase, the USPSTF has recommended screening all asymptomatic adults and adolescents for syphilis infection.