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Overview

Secondary prevention strategies following syphilis include routine screening and follow up in patients with early syphilis to prevent complications, diagnosis and treatment of sexual partners of infected individuals, routine screening, diagnosis and treatment in pregnant females.[1][2][3]

Secondary prevention of syphilis

Secondary prevention strategies following syphilis include:[1][2][3]

  • Routine screening and follow up in patients with early syphilis to prevent complications
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sexual partners of infected individuals
  • Frequent screening, treatment and follow up in pregnant females diagnosed with syphilis
  • Newborn screening, early diagnosis and treatment

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "STD Facts - Syphilis". Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Calonge N, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2004). "Screening for syphilis infection: recommendation statement". Ann Fam Med. 2 (4): 362–5. PMC 1466700. PMID 15335137.
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/syphilis.htm Accessed on September 27, 2016

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