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Release Date: May 2009
This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for syphilis in pregnant women.
This recommendation reaffirms the USPSTF's 2004 recommendation on Screening for Syphilis Infection with respect to pregnant women. Go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/3rduspstf/syphilis/syphilrs.htm to view the 2004 recommendation for screening persons at increased risk and asymptomatic persons not at increased risk for syphilis infection.
Summary of Recommendation
- The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen all pregnant women for syphilis infection.
Grade: A recommendation.
Screening for Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy, May 2009
Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 255 KB; PDF Help)
Supporting Article (PDF File, 130 KB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary (PDF File, 60 KB; PDF Help)
Current as of May 2009
Screening for Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy, Topic Page. May 2009. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspssyphpg.htm