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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. 

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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 http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Topic/recommendation-summary/syphilis-infection-screening 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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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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