Mortality associated with congenital syphilis in the United States, 1992-1998.

  title={Mortality associated with congenital syphilis in the United States, 1992-1998.},
  author={Deborah A Gust and William C Levine and Michael E. St. Louis and Jim R Braxton and Stuart M. Berman},
  volume={109 5},
OBJECTIVE To summarize national trends in the incidence of congenital syphilis (CS) and associated mortality. METHODS We analyzed CS surveillance data reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by 50 states and the District of Columbia from 1992-1998. RESULTS From 1992-1998, 942 deaths, including 760 stillbirths, were reported among 14 627 cases of CS, yielding a case fatality ratio (stillborns and deaths/all cases) of 6.4%. Untreated, inadequately treated, or undocumented… CONTINUE READING


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