International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016


Study on Clinico Epidemiological Pattern of Syphilis in Patients Attending STD Clinic

Dr. S. Kalaivani [9]


Abstract: INTRODUCTION Syphilis caused by Treponema pallidum is characterised by episodes of active clinical disease interrupted by periods of latent infection AIM To study the clinico epidemiological pattern of syphilis and to estimate its regional burden. METHODS N MATERIALS A study was conducted in 6965 patients from January to June 2015 in STD O. P for prevalence of syphilis. RESULTS Prevalence of syphilis - 4.09 % was similar in both sexes.31 % of the males were homosexuals.79 % females and 57 % males were asymptomatic.64 % of males gave history of sexual exposure.33 % of female and 9 % of male patients had false positive VDRL.3 males had cardiovascular syphilis, one patient with neurosyphilis, one 5 months old baby had early congenital syphilis. CONCLUSION Majority of them were asymptomatic. Screening and sex education for the reduction of syphilis burden and transmission of HIV to be done.


Keywords: SYPHILIS, VENEREAL DISEASE RESEARCH LABORATORY VDRL, TREPONEMA PALLIDUM HAEMAGGLUTINATION TPHA, BIOLOGICAL FALSE POSITIVE VDRL BFP, MEN HAVING SEX WITH MEN MSM


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016,


Pages: 1436 - 1437


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