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Title: Seroprevalence of Syphilis in Pregnant Women Attending Plateau Specialist Hospital Jos, Nigeria
Authors: Ede, Folashade Rebecca
Zakka, Sheyin
Essien, Unyime Cosmas
Bigwan, Emmanuel Isa
Obiwelozor, Ezinne Emmanuella
Keywords: pregnancy outcome
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Series/Report no.: Vol. 6;No.4; Pp 1713-1718.
Abstract: Background: Syphilis is a systematic disease of public health of importance because of its adverse impact on pregnancy outcome. Objectives: To determine the seroprevalence rate of syphilis among pregnant women attending the antenatal clinics at Plateau specialist hospital Jos in Nigeria. Methodology: Serum specimens from 164 consenting pregnant women were screened for Treponema pallidum infection using rapid test strip and positive samples confirmed using ELISA technique. The biodata of study participants were obtain using questionnaires. Results: Out of 164 pregnant women recruited for the study, three samples were positive 3 (1.8%) for syphilis using rapid test strip. The three (3) positive sample were subjected to ELISA test, after wish two 2 (1.2%) were confirmed positive. Regarding prevalence in relation to history of STI, the rate of infection 1(1.9%) was higher in women with history of STI than those 1(0.9%) without history of STI. Conclusion: The present study has established a 1.2% prevalence of syphilis among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at Plateau State Specialist Hospital, Jos. Nigeria. Despite the low prevalence, we advocate continuous screening of pregnant women because early diagnosis and treatment could prevent mother to child transmission.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1917
ISSN: 2277– 7105
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