STD Rates Continue to Rise in the U.S.
STD rates in the United States are continuing a years-long climb -- including a sharp rise in the number of babies born with syphilis.
Background: Congenital syphilis (CS) is a devastating yet preventable disease affecting the fetus. Recent increase in cases of CS in the United States has been reported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is a lack of data on hospitalization trends and healthcare utilization related to CS. We sought to describe CS hospitalization trends, morbidity and mortality during 2009 through 2016 and related healthcare expenditure. Methods: National inpatient level data collected from Kid’s Inpatient Database and National Inpatient Sample databases from 2009 to 2016 were analyzed. CS hospitalizations were ...
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Most office-based physicians who provide sexually transmitted infections (STIs) services report not having on-site access to the recommended injectable medications for same-day treatment of gonorrhea and syphilis, according...
ConclusionsThe CLIA and the ECLIA are more specific than ELISA to detect TP antibodies. However, ELISA is a sensitive method, especially in combination with the CLIA or the ECLIA or another types of ELISA, suitable for the routine screening of blood donations in China.
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AbstractA false-positive result of syphilis screening test (FPST) is a characteristic finding in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We evaluated the clinical characteristics of SLE patients with FPST at SLE diagnosis. We reviewed the medical records of patients with SLE who underwent the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory or Rapid Plasma Reagin tests at SLE diagnosis at Severance Hospital between 2006 and 2016. The baseline characteristics and clinical outcomes were compared between patients with FPST and those with a negative result of syphilis screening test. Of 145 patients with SLE, 20 patients showed ...
A generalized rash involving the palms and soles can be a challenging diagnosis with a broad differential. Here we present a case with visual references of a generalized rash from diffuse acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus that was initially mistaken as secondary syphilis.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases, are at a record high in the U.S. Sexually transmitted infections increased for the fifth consecutive year, with nearly 2.5 million combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released by the Centers 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.