Syphilis in pregnancy, congenital syphilis, and factors associated with mother-to-child transmission in Itapeva, São Paulo, 2010 to 2014

Sérgio Eleutério da Silva Neto, Stael Silvana Bagno Eleutério da Silva, Ana Marli Christovam Sartori
Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical  
This study describes cases of syphilis in pregnancy (SiP) and congenital syphilis (CS) and identifies factors associated with mother-to-child transmission in patients in Itapeva from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2014. Using SiP and CS notification forms and medical records, a cross-sectional study involving 149 pregnant women was conducted. Annual SiP detection rates ranged from 16.3-31.4/1000 live births. Most women had prenatal care started at the first trimester of pregnancy with ≥6
more » ... nancy with ≥6 visits. Mother-to-child transmission rate was 69.7%. CS incidence rates varied from 9.1-22.3/1000 live births. The results suggest low quality of prenatal care.
doi:10.1590/0037-8682-0377-2017 pmid:30517537 fatcat:fqsw3sgnnfdihnb4a3ghhdq45e