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The Reemergence of Syphilis Clinical Pearls for Consideration
journal contributionposted on 2022-01-21, 19:00 authored by Mary McNamaraMary McNamara, Charles YinglingCharles Yingling
Despite the near-eradication of syphilis in the United States in the late 1990s, new infections have surged over the past 20 years. Dubbed, "the great imitator," syphilis infections often can be misdiagnosed and resultantly untreated. This leads to people inadvertently infecting others. This article reviews the history of syphilis, including the unethical studies undertaken in the past; current epidemiology; treatment guidelines; and strategies to reduce new infections.
CitationMcNamara, M.Yingling, C. (2020). The Reemergence of Syphilis Clinical Pearls for Consideration. Nursing Clinics of North America, 55(3), 361-377. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cnur.2020.06.009
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Rare DiseasesSexually Transmitted InfectionsInfectious DiseasesSyphilisSTIEpidemiologyMen who have sex with men (MSM)EthnicityGuidelines as TopicHealthcare DisparitiesHistory, 19th CenturyHistory, 20th CenturyHistory, 21st CenturyHomosexuality, MaleHumansMaleNurse PractitionersPolymerase Chain ReactionPrevalenceTransgender PersonsUnited StatesNursing