Much-vanquished foe syphilis raises its ugly head with infections on rise

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Much-vanquished foe syphilis raises its ugly head with infections on rise

Arlo Upton

Arlo Upton

Pregnant
Congenital infection may result from latent infection acquired years before the current pregnancy

Primary care is more likely now, than at any recent time, to be seeing cases of syphilis. The patient needs to be tested with the stages of the disease and the recommendations for, and limitations of, testing modalities in mind, which this article summarises for the GP

A 19-year-old female patient presents for a sexual health check. On questioning, she reports having unprotected sex with six male partners in the last