Routine Syphilis Screening In Pregnant Women Aided By Simple, Rapid Diagnostic Test, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Study

Published: Jun 13, 2012

A simple and rapid test done near the patient that does not need laboratories, electricity, or highly trained staff (known as a point-of-care test) can effectively diagnose syphilis in pregnant women and has been adopted in six low- and middle-income countries thus preventing many stillbirths and deaths in newborn babies according to a report from international researchers published in this week's PLoS Medicine.

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