Sheila A. Lukehart, PhD
Although syphilis is often perceived as a disease of antiquity, we have recently been reminded that it is a modern disease as well. The current epidemic of syphilis in the United States has resulted in the highest rate of infectioussyphilis in the past 40 years, with the heaviest burden falling on the urban poor. Congenital syphilis in infants has reached its highest incidence in many decades.
The advent of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) has also re-established syphilis as an important issue for both individual health and public health. Syphilis and other genital ulcer diseases have been implicated as risk
Lukehart SA. Serologic Testing after Therapy for Syphilis: Is There a Test for Cure?. Ann Intern Med. ;114:1057–1058. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-12-1057
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(12):1057-1058.
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