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Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy: Screening

Release Date: May 2009

Recommendation Summary

Recommendation Summary

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Pregnant Women

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen all pregnant women for syphilis infection. 

The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.

Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement

Date: May 2009

This recommendation reaffirms the USPSTF's 2004 recommendation on Screening for Syphilis Infection with respect to pregnant women. Go to to view the 2004 recommendation for screening persons at increased risk and asymptomatic persons not at increased risk for syphilis infection.

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Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

Current as of: March 2015

Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. May 2009.

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