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Ann Intern Med. 2009 May 19;150(10):705-9.

Screening for syphilis infection in pregnancy: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation statement.

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  • 1U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, USA.

Abstract

DESCRIPTION:

Update of the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force statement about screening for syphilis in pregnancy.

METHODS:

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force did a targeted literature search for evidence on the benefits of screening, the harms of screening, and the harms of treatment of syphilis with penicillin during pregnancy.

RECOMMENDATION:

Screen all pregnant women for syphilis infection. (Grade A recommendation.).

PMID:
19451577
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