Problems in the current case definitions of congenital syphilis.

@article{Risser1996ProblemsIT,
  title={Problems in the current case definitions of congenital syphilis.},
  author={William Leigh Risser and Larn Yuan Hwang},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1996},
  volume={129 4},
  pages={499-505}
}
During the course of a population-based epidemiologic study of congenital syphilis, we found discrepancies and problems of validity in the case definitions of congenital syphilis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other experts. We analyzed these problems and determined their impact on case classification in our study. The most important problem that we found was the case definitions' lack of a valid scientific basis for the classification of symptom-free infants born to… CONTINUE READING

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