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Syphilis in Pregnancy in Tanzania. II. The Effectiveness of Antenatal Syphilis Screening and Single‐Dose Benzathine Penicillin Treatment for the Prevention of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Journal of Infectious Diseases
Treatment for maternal syphilis with single-dose benzathine penicillin (2.4 million units intramuscularly) is being implemented in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. To examine the effectiveness of this regimen, a prospective cohort of 1688 pregnant women was recruited in Tanzania. Birth outcomes were compared among women treated for high-titer ( ; rapid n p 133 plasma reagin [RPR] titer у1:8 and Treponema pallidum hemagglutination assay [TPHA]/ fluorescent treponemal antibody [FTA] positive)doi:10.1086/342951 pmid:12232835 fatcat:hda64bivtfdffiyklinro27xgu