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Syphilis Infection in Pregnant Women, Screening, 2018

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Recommendations: Screening for Syphilis Infection in Pregnant Women

  • Syphilis Infection: Screening -- Pregnant Women
    Grade: A
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF recommends early screening for syphilis infection in all pregnant women.

    Frequency of Service:

    All pregnant women should be tested for syphilis as early as possible when they first present to care. If a woman has not received prenatal care prior to delivery, she should be tested at the time she presents for delivery. In most cases of congenital syphilis, pregnant women received prenatal care but were not screened and treated for syphilis early enough during the pregnancy to prevent transmission to the fetus.

    Risk Factor Information:

    No Risk Factor Information currently available.

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