Limited efficacy of nontreponemal test combined with treponemal test in the initial syphilis screening algorithm.

CONCLUSION: The results of this study show that the combination of NTT and TT for initial screening does not provide any diagnostic gain, but represents additional laboratory work time. PMID: 30570479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: J Med Microbiol Source Type: research

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Authors: Rob F, Jůzlová K, Kružicová Z, Vaňousová D, Lásiková Š, Sýkorová B, Machala L, Rozsypal H, Veselý D, Zákoucká H, Hercogová J Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae co-infections among patients with newly diagnosed syphilis. METHODS: In patients with any stage of newly diagnosed syphilis swabs were performed from urethra, rectum, pharynx and cervix according to the gender and type of sexual intercourse. From these smears standard val...
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that IB of AH and CSF provides additional evidence to diagnose ocular and neurosyphilis and allows us to classify them as probable or confirmed. PMID: 31944129 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research
Conclusions This survey collected important information on PHL STD laboratory testing practices. Capacity for important reference laboratory testing, such as GC culture and antimicrobial susceptibility, are needed to support STD programs. Public health laboratories play a key role in STD screening, surveillance, and prevention by offering test methods that are not available at commercial laboratories. Funding constraints affect the resources available for STD screening and surveillance, and thus, it is important to continue to monitor testing practices and the capacity of PHLs to test for STDs.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
The objectives of this study were to measure the lifetime prevalence of syphilis and sociodemographic and behavior correlates of antibody positivity among female prisoners in Brazil. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 1327 incarcerated women in 2014 to 2015 sampled through a multistage cluster design to represent the penitentiary system throughout Brazil. A rapid treponemal antibody test approved by the Ministry of Health (Rapid Test DPP Sífilis Bio-Manguinhos) was used to detect lifetime history of infection. Analyses were adjusted using weights based on the inverse of the product of the probabilit...
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Objectives Male and transgender women sex workers (TSWs) are vulnerable for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and substance use might be a relevant contributing factor. We assessed sociodemographic characteristics and substance use among sex workers; divided into 3 groups: Transgender women sex workers, male sex workers who have sex with men only or also with females (MSW-M), male sex workers who have sex with females only (MSW-F). Methods A survey on substance use and sexual (risk) behavior was offered during routine STI screening at the Prostitution and Health Centre (P&G...
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
This study focuses on the hypoplastic dental changes observed in a child approximately eight years of age. Only a fragmented skull with left maxilla and the left side of the mandible were preserved. Macroscopic analysis, X-rays, computerized tomography (CT) and mercury detection analysis by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) techniques were used to observe dental abnormalities. In addition to extensive caries in the upper second deciduous molar, pulpo-alveolar lesions and facial alterations were observed. The absence of the rest of the skeleton tends to make a diagnosis of congenital syphilis difficult. ...
Source: Homo - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Homo Source Type: research
Whether you have a stomachache, a wrist sprain or a chronic disease, one of the first things doctors and nurses will do at an appointment is take your temperature. A normal temperature means your body is humming along the way it should. A higher temperature means you have a fever, and shows your body could be fighting an infection. And since 1871, “normal” has meant 98.6°F (37°C). That number was determined by a German physician, based on millions of readings from 25,000 German patients, taken by sticking thermometers under their arms. When doctors in the U.S. and Europe repeated the experiment in local...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized fever health inflammation Research Source Type: news
Mateusz M. Polaczek, Katarzyna Smolarczyk, Inga Baranska, Renata Langfort, Slawomir Majewski The increase in the number of syphilis cases is manifesting with new types of organ involvement. Here we present a case of testicular, skin, lung and bone lesions in secondary syphilis. Syphilis is a great pretender: some cases are misinterpreted as advanced cancer.
Source: Sexual Health - Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: there has been an increase in the number of cases of gestational syphilis in pregnant women and a decrease in the cases of congenital syphilis from 2014. These results showed that the goal of 0.5 case/1,000 liv e births proposed by World Health Organization is still far from being achieved in this city.Resumo Objetivos: conhecer o perfil epidemiol ógico da sífilis congênita e em gestantes nos residentes de São José do Rio Preto/SP. Métodos: estudo ecológico do perfil epidemiológico dos pacientes com sífilis congênita e gestacional, a partir de...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Saude Materno Infantil - Category: Midwifery Source Type: research
(Natural News) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one million cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are contracted every day, with chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis infections being the most worrisome. The WHO report, based on 2016 global data, showed that there were 156 million new cases of trichomoniasis, 127 million cases...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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