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Congenital syphilis in Switzerland: gone, forgotten, on the return.

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INTRODUCTION: Acquired syphilis has re-emerged in many Western European countries. In contrast to international guidelines, screening for syphilis in pregnancy is not generally recommended in Switzerland. There has been an increase in the incidence of laboratory syphilis notifications in recent years, regardless of gender and age. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study, evaluating the total numbers of pregnant women with positive syphilis serology (Treponema pallidum Particle Agglutinat...

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10.4414/smw.2011.13325

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Journal:
Swiss medical weekly
Volume:
141
Pages:
w13325
Publication date:
2012-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1424-3997
ISSN:
1424-7860
URN:
uuid:e91c2a88-d01d-47fc-bd0b-0774c51a245b
Source identifiers:
373905
Local pid:
pubs:373905

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