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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. 


This recommendation reaffirms the USPSTF's 2004 recommendation on screening for syphilis infection with respect to pregnant women. Go to to view the 2016 recommendation on screening in nonpregnant persons 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: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.

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