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Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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GALEANO-CARDONA, Claudia Lucena et al. Gestational syphilis prevalence and congenital syphilis incidence in Cali, Colombia, 2010. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2012, vol.63, n.4, pp.321-326. ISSN 0034-7434.

Objective: Obtaining gestational syphilis prevalence and congenital syphilis incidence data in the city of Cali, Colombia during 2010. Materials and methods: This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study. The study population consisted of pregnant women who had attended prenatal control sessions and given birth in Cali and whose maternal and perinatal results were known. Patients whose epidemiological data had not been properly recorded were excluded. The clinical sociodemographic characteristics of pregnant women suffering from gestational syphilis were determined. Gestational syphilis prevalence and congenital syphilis incidence in Cali during 2010 were estimated. Results: Gestational syphilis prevalence for Cali was 1.4% and congenital syphilis incidence was 2.5 per 1,000 live births during 2010; 35% of women having positive serology had not received suitable treatment. Conclusions: Gestational syphilis prevalence was greater than expected, in view of available PAHO data.

Keywords : Congenital syphilis; gestational syphilis; prevalence.

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