Syphilis

CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in US

CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in US

Nearly 2.3 million total cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis diagnosed in the United States in 2017.

USPSTF Reaffirms Screening for Syphilis in Pregnancy

USPSTF Reaffirms Screening for Syphilis in Pregnancy

Screening results in decrease in incidence of congenital syphilis; no harms identified for penicillin.

Low Rates of Syphilis Testing in High-Risk Men Who Are HIV Positive

Low Rates of Syphilis Testing in High-Risk Men Who Are HIV Positive

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.

HIV, Syphilis Screening Low With ED-Diagnosed PID in Adolescents

HIV, Syphilis Screening Low With ED-Diagnosed PID in Adolescents

Findings among teens diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease in the emergency department.

USPSTF: Syphilis screenings recommended for pregnant women

USPSTF: Syphilis screenings recommended for pregnant women

The USPSTF reports that pregnant women can benefit from screening for syphilis infection.

CDC: US cases of STDs exceed 2 million

CDC: US cases of STDs exceed 2 million

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.

Nodules on the scalp lead to a diagnosis of secondary syphilis

Nodules on the scalp lead to a diagnosis of secondary syphilis

A rare case reports a 51-year-old man who primarily presented with multiple nodules on his scalp.

USPSTF recommends widespread screening for syphilis as prevalence increases

USPSTF recommends widespread screening for syphilis as prevalence increases

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As syphilis rates increase, the USPSTF has recommended screening all asymptomatic adults and adolescents for syphilis infection.

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