Journal Article

Dilemmas in the Management of Syphilis: A Survey of Infectious Diseases Experts

Deborah Dowell, Philip M. Polgreen, Susan E. Beekmann, Kimberly A. Workowski, Stuart M. Berman and Thomas A. Peterman

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 49, issue 10, pages 1526-1529
Published in print November 2009 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2009 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/644737
Dilemmas in the Management of Syphilis: A Survey of Infectious Diseases Experts

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We surveyed infectious diseases consultants to determine how they manage syphilis when there are insufficient data to guide management or when guidelines cannot be followed because of a lack of available definitive diagnostic tests. Most providers did not have access to dark-field microscopy. We found variation in management of syphilis, especially for patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection.

Journal Article.  2288 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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