Claire Danby

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Syphilis in Pregnancy

Syphilis in Pregnancy 1. What every clinician should know Syphilis is a systemic bacterial infection caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1.3 million pregnant women annually have active syphilis infection, resulting in a substantial burden of preventable morbidity and mortality. The CDC estimates that 55,400 people in the…

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