Syphilis

Anne Rompalo, Willard Cates

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Abstract

Few fields of medicine have been more carefully scrutinized by experts than syphilis.(1-4) Whether in economic, political, social, ethical, or epidemiologic arenas, syphilis has been the prototypic sexually transmitted disease (STD) control program of the 20th century.(4) Thus, the approaches taken and the measures used have been the model for control programs directed toward other STDs. In addition, many other clinical preventive services, such as those for tuberculosis, immunization, maternal and child health, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), have used concepts derived from syphilis control activities in their own prevention strategies. However, much of the epidemiological knowledge about syphilis control occurred prior to the 1950s.(4)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBacterial Infections of Humans
Subtitle of host publicationEpidemiology and Control
PublisherSpringer US
Pages783-802
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780387098425
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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