Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy: Screening
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Clinical Summary of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation
This document is a summary of the 2009 recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on screening for syphilis infection in pregnant women. This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.
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This summary was first published in Annals of Internal Medicine in May 2009 (Ann Intern Med 2009;150:707. http://www.annals.org).
|Population||All Pregnant Women|
|Recommendation||Screen for syphilis infection.|
|Timing of Screening||
Test all pregnant women at the first prenatal visit.
|Other Clinical Considerations||
|Relevant USPSTF Recommendations||
Recommendations on screening for other STDs, and on counseling for STDs, can be found at http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org.
For a summary of the evidence systematically reviewed in making these recommendations, the full recommendation statement, and supporting documents please go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org.
Disclaimer: Recommendations made by the USPSTF are independent of the U.S. government. They should not be construed as an official position of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Internet Citation: Clinical Summary: Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. June 2016.