Summer heatwave blamed for 500 per cent spike in syphilis infections

Across the Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot and Bridgend region of Wales there has been 56 confirmed cases since April - with 16 in the last two weeks alone.
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Abstract Congenital syphilis is an infection with Treponema pallidum in an infant or fetus, acquired during pregnancy from a mother with untreated or inadequately treated syphilis. Congenital syphilis can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death, and infected infants can experience lifelong physical and neurologic problems. Although timely identification and treatment of maternal syphilis during pregnancy can prevent congenital syphilis (1,2), the number of reported congenital syphilis cases in the United States increased 261% during 2013-2018, from 362 to 1,306. Among reported congenital syphilis case...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
Congenital syphilis cases have more than tripled as a result of multiple missed opportunities for prevention during pregnancy, researchers say.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news
In 2018, half of U.S. syphilis cases in newborns occurred due to gaps in testing and treatment during prenatal care.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report STDs (Sexually Transmitted Disease) Syphilis (Treponema pallidum Infection) Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Based on a feasibility study of a pilot CCP program in Wuhan China, we demonstrated the success and feasibility of CCP collection. In addition, all of the CCP units collected had a titer of ≥ 1:160 for S-RBD-specific IgG antibody, which met the CCP quality control requirements based on the Chinese national guidelines for CCP. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 32491199 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Transfusion - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Transfusion Source Type: research
Abstract Aortitis is a rare inflammatory disease ranging from asymptomatic aortic thickening to life-threatening manifestations, especially aortic dissection or stenosis. Aortitis mainly occurs during systemic inflammatory diseases (giant cell arteritis, Takayasu arteritis, IgG4-related disease) and less frequently in patients with syphilis or tuberculosis1 Aortitis is rarely suspected to be induced by drugs and its causality is hardly assessable. The aim of our study is to identify drugs associated with aortitis occurrence using a data-mining approach. PMID: 32482651 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Hong-Han Lin, Chun-Chou Tsai, Ning-Chi Wang, Yung-Chih Wang
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ewski Antibiotics were initially natural substances. However, nowadays, they also include synthetic drugs, which show their activity against bacteria, killing or inhibiting their growth and division. Thanks to these properties, many antibiotics have quickly found practical application in the fight against infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, syphilis, gastrointestinal infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, meningitis and septicemia. Antibiotic resistance is currently a detrimental problem; therefore, in addition to the improvement of antibiotic therapy, attention should also be paid to active metabolites in the body, ...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
This study is aimed at comparing the effect of China-recommended and WHO-recommend treatment regimens on adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) and at examining associated risk factors of APOs among syphilis-seropositive women. Methods: Using the syphilis registry data, we retrospectively collected data from 4488 syphilis-infected pregnant women in Guangzhou during 2011-2018. Multivariate analyses were used to investigate the association between treatment regimens and APOs (ectopic pregnancy, spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, preterm birth or low birth weight, newborn smaller than gestational age, congenital syphilis, and ...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
PMID: 32487453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research
Adverse pregnancy outcomes can be prevented through the early detection and treatment of anaemia, HIV and syphilis during the antenatal period. Rates of testing for anaemia, HIV and syphilis among women attend...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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