Analysis of 3 algorithms for syphilis serodiagnosis and implications for clinical management.

@article{Tong2014AnalysisO3,
  title={Analysis of 3 algorithms for syphilis serodiagnosis and implications for clinical management.},
  author={Man-li Tong and Li-Rong Lin and Li-li Liu and Hui-lin Zhang and Song-Jie Huang and Yu-Yan Chen and Xiao-Jing Guo and Ya Xi and Long Liu and Fu-Yi Chen and Ya-feng Zhang and Qiao Zhang and Tian-Ci Yang},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={58 8},
  pages={
          1116-24
        }
}
BACKGROUND Algorithms for the diagnosis of syphilis continue to be a source of great controversy, and numerous test interpretations have perplexed many clinicians. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of 24 124 subjects to analyze 3 syphilis testing algorithms: traditional algorithm, reverse algorithm, and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) algorithm. Every serum sample was simultaneously evaluated using the rapid plasma reagin, Treponema pallidum particle… CONTINUE READING

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