Syphilis at highest rate in B.C. in more than 30 years
Rates for syphilis in the province reached their highest point in more than three decades in 2018 and continue to climb, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.
Conclusion: Syphilitic meningomyelitis can occur at early or late stage of syphilis, the onset may be acute, subacute or chronic. The imaging findings suggested focal inflammation of the spinal cord. Prognosis is relatively good after proper treatment. PMID: 31603731 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
We present a case of atypical presentation of secondary syphilis with extensive lymph node involvement and pulmonary lesions, initially suspected as lymphoma. The patient presented with weight loss, dry cough, chest pain, palpable lymph nodes in several peripheral chains, and multiple pulmonary nodules and masses on chest imaging. The key features for secondary syphilis diagnosis were a lymph node biopsy suggestive of reactive lymphadenopathy, positive serologic tests for syphilis, and complete recovery after antisyphilitic treatment.
A new CDC report outlines recent increases in chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases in the US. The report asks why, and outlines what should be done.
Children of mothers who contract a bacterial infection such as pneumonia during pregnancy are significantly more likely to have a psychotic disorder in adulthood compared with those not exposed to infection in utero, according to areport inAJP in Advance.The risk of psychosis in adulthood is even greater when pregnant women have an infection that impacts multiple body systems such as sepsis and is especially high for males.Lead author Younga H. Lee, Ph.D., of Brown University and colleagues said more research with larger sample sizes could help uncover how gestational bacterial infection may directly or indirectly cause ad...
CDC research has found that cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen dramatically in the U.S. since 2014.
Combined cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen to unprecedented numbers for the fifth consecutive year in the United States, according to a new STD report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
1,306 U.S. infants were born with syphilis in 2018, even though the disease is easy to prevent. 78 of those babies were stillborn, and 16 died after birth.
Cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States jumped last year, and an alarming number of newborn deaths were linked to congenital syphilis.
STD rates in the United States are continuing a years-long climb -- including a sharp rise in the number of babies born with syphilis.
TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 -- During 2017 to 2018, there were increases in the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, according to a report published online Oct. 8 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Virginia Bowen, Ph.D., and...