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Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy: Screening

Release Date: May 2009

This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.

Recommendation Summary

Recommendation Summary

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Pregnant Women

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

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This recommendation reaffirms the USPSTF's 2004 recommendation on screening for syphilis infection with respect to pregnant women. Go to https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/syphilis-infection-in-nonpregnant-adults-and-adolescents to view the 2016 recommendation on screening in nonpregnant persons at increased risk for syphilis infection.

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Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/syphilis-infection-in-pregnancy-screening

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