Screening for syphilis infection in pregnancy: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation statement

Ned Calonge, Diana B. Petitti, Thomas G. DeWitt, Allen Dietrich, Kimberly D. Gregory, David Grossman, George Isham, Michael L. LeFevre, Rosanne Leipzig, Lucy N. Marion, Bernadette Melnyk, Virginia A. Moyer, Judith K. Ockene, George F. Sawaya, J. Sanford Schwartz, Timothy Wilt

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Description: Update of the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force statement about screening for syphilis in pregnancy. Methods: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force did a targeted literature search for evidence on the benefits of screening, the harms of screening, and the harms of treatment of syphilis with penicillin during pregnancy. Recommendation: Screen all pregnant women for syphilis infection. (Grade A recommendation).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)705-709+W-124
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume150
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 19 2009

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Calonge, N., Petitti, D. B., DeWitt, T. G., Dietrich, A., Gregory, K. D., Grossman, D., Isham, G., LeFevre, M. L., Leipzig, R., Marion, L. N., Melnyk, B., Moyer, V. A., Ockene, J. K., Sawaya, G. F., Schwartz, J. S., & Wilt, T. (2009). Screening for syphilis infection in pregnancy: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation statement. Annals of internal medicine, 150(10), 705-709+W-124.