Congenital syphilis in Russia: the value of counting epidemiologic cases and clinical cases.

@article{Salakhov2004CongenitalSI,
  title={Congenital syphilis in Russia: the value of counting epidemiologic cases and clinical cases.},
  author={Edward Salakhov and Lilia I Tikhonova and Karen L. Southwick and Anna Shakarishvili and Caroline Ryan and Susan Hillis},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={127-32}
}
BACKGROUND Congenital syphilis (CS) reports in Russia increased 26-fold from 1991 to 1999. Case reports included only infants who were clinical cases, had persistent serologic changes, or confirmed syphilitic stillbirth. Although not reported, policies stipulate that infants of inadequately treated or untreated mothers receive preventive penicillin treatment. GOAL We examined whether risk factors and consequences for epidemiologic cases of CS (infants of inadequately treated mothers… CONTINUE READING

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