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Syphilis among pregnant women in Juba, Southern Sudan.

Authors
  • Emmanuel, S K
  • Lado, M
  • Amwayi, S
  • Abade, A M
  • Oundo, J O
  • Ongus, J R
Type
Published Article
Journal
East African Medical Journal
Publisher
African Journals Online
Publication Date
May 01, 2010
Volume
87
Issue
5
Pages
192–198
Identifiers
PMID: 23057281
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This is the first study to determine the prevalence and associated factors in the three clinics in Juba, South Sudan. There is a high prevalence of syphilis in pregnant women attending the selected health facilities. Treponema Pallindum Haemagglulination Assay can be used as a field test for syphilis due to its high sensitivity and specificity. Health education, screening and treating positive expectant mothers can reduce the prevalence of syphilis.

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