Maternal Syphilis: An Independent Risk Factor for Mother to Infant Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission

@article{Kinikar2017MaternalSA,
  title={Maternal Syphilis: An Independent Risk Factor for Mother to Infant Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission},
  author={Aarti Kinikar and Nikhil Gupte and Jayalakshmi Narayan Bhat and Renu Bharadwaj and Vandana Kulkarni and Ramesh A. Bhosale and Katherine McIntire and Vidya Mave and Nishi Suryavanshi and Sandesh Patil and Robert C Bollinger and Amita Gupta},
  journal={Sexually Transmitted Diseases},
  year={2017},
  volume={44},
  pages={371 - 375}
}
Abstract Syphilis is associated with increased human immunodeficiency virus acquisition and sexual transmission; we examined impact on human immunodeficiency virus mother-to-child transmission among mother-infant pairs enrolled in the India Six-Week Extended-Dose Nevirapine study. Maternal syphilis, diagnosed serologically using Venereal Disease Research Laboratory titer plus Treponema Pallidum Hemagglutination Assay, was associated with 2.5-fold greater risk. 
Maternal HIV and syphilis are not syndemic in Brazil: Hot spot analysis of the two epidemics
TLDR
It is hypothesized that maternal HIV and syphilis are two distinct epidemics in Brazil, and there is a spatial cluster of maternal HIV in the South, while syphilis is increasing throughout the country, more recently on the coast.
Novel Biochemical Insights in the Cerebrospinal Fluid of Patients with Neurosyphilis Based on a Metabonomics Study
TLDR
The metabolic study of CSF may provide a new way to explore the pathogenesis of neurosyphilis, and Bilirubin, l-histidine, prostaglandin E2, alpha-kamlolenic acid, and butyryl-l-carnitine and palmitoyl- l-c Carnitine were identified as novel potential biomarkers for neuroSyphilis.
CUIDADO PRÉ-NATAL NA ATENÇÃO PRIMÁRIA À SAÚDE E DIMINUIÇÃO DA TRANSMISSÃO VERTICAL DE DOENÇAS EM RECÉM-NASCIDOS
Introdução: As doenças infecciosas e que podem ser transmitidas da mãe para o bebê têm característica de cronicidade, ou seja, são assintomáticas; as principais são as causadas pelo vírus da hepatite

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