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Journal of Perinatal Medicine

Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, Joachim W.

Editorial Board Member: / Bancalari, Eduardo / Milner, Anne / Genc, Mehmet R. / Chervenak, Frank A. / Chappelle, Joseph / Bergmann, Renate L. / Bernardes, J.F. / Bevilacqua, G. / Blickstein, Isaac / Cabero Roura, Luis / Carbonell-Estrany, Xavier / Carrera, Jose M. / D`Addario, Vincenzo / D'Alton, MD, Mary E. / Dimitrou, G. / Grunebaum, Amos / Hentschel, Roland / Köpcke, W. / Kawabata, Ichiro / Keirse, Marc J.N.C. / Kurjak M.D., Asim / Lee, Ben H. / Levene, Malcolm / Lockwood, Charles J. / Marsal, Karel / Makatsariya, Alexander / Nishida, Hiroshi / Ogata, Edward / Papp, Zoltán / Pejaver, Ranjan Kumar / Pooh, Ritsuko K. / Romero, Roberto / Saugstad, Ola D. / Schenker, Joseph G. / Sen, Cihat / Seri, Istvan / Vetter, Klaus / Winn, Hung N. / Young, Bruce K. / Zimmermann, Roland

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1619-3997
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Volume 39, Issue 1 (Jan 2011)

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Epidemiology of congenital syphilis in a South Bronx population: a follow-up study

Valerie May G. Sia
  • Department of Pediatrics, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY/Weill Medical College/Cornell University, NY, USA
/ Cristina Romero
  • Department of Pediatrics, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY/Weill Medical College/Cornell University, NY, USA
/ Dominic C. Sia
  • Department of Pediatrics, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY/Weill Medical College/Cornell University, NY, USA
/ Jenny Pou
  • Department of Pediatrics, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY/Weill Medical College/Cornell University, NY, USA
/ Benamanahalli K. Rajegowda
  • Department of Pediatrics, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY/Weill Medical College/Cornell University, NY, USA
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Published Online: 2010-10-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm.2010.123

Abstract

Despite widespread prenatal serological screening, the Centers for Disease Control recently reported that from 2005 to 2008, congenital syphilis increased by 23%, many being born to black women in the southern United States. We collected data on the epidemiology of this condition in our institution for the past 18 years (January 1, 1991–December 31, 2008). There has been a marked decrease in the incidence of active infection since the 1990s. Through the 18 years period reviewed, only 21 cases of active neonatal infection were documented among 699 babies who had a positive rapid plasma reagin test. Of these 21 cases, only one was symptomatic. As compared to previous studies, poor prenatal care has still the greatest correlation with active infection. This study might contribute towards the reinforcement of current programs and the formulation of newer strategies towards control and elimination of this condition.

Keywords: Congenital syphilis

About the article

Corresponding author: Benamanahalli K. Rajegowda, MD Director, Neonatology Department of Pediatrics Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center 234 E 149th St., 4-20 Bronx, NY 10451 USA Tel.: +1 (718) 579-5360


Received: 2010-04-28

Revised: 2010-07-01

Accepted: 2010-07-01

Published Online: 2010-10-27

Published in Print: 2011-01-01


Citation Information: Journal of Perinatal Medicine, ISSN (Online) 1619-3997, ISSN (Print) 0300-5577, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm.2010.123. Export Citation

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