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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

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MENDES, Kevyn Felipe et al. Prevalence of gestational and congenital syphilis in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul - Brazil, between the years of 2010 and 2019. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2021, vol.16, n.2, pp.45-53. ISSN 1996-3696.

This research aimed to report the prevalence of gestational and congenital syphilis between the years 2010 to 2019 in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, based on data from SINAN. It was made a documentary and retrospective investigation, with a quantitative approach. 8,791 cases of syphilis were reported in pregnant women, the most affected age group was between 20 and 29 years old, with a total of 4,250 cases in this age group as also as with a greater number of cases for brown skin. The diagnosis of congenital syphilis was most often made at a recent stage. Both puerperal women and their partners presented inadequate treatment. In this study, it was possible to observe an increase in gestational and congenital syphilis over the years studied followed by a fall, which may denote weaknesses in prenatal care and the pregnant woman, pointing out that improvements are necessary.

Keywords : Pregnancy; Sexually transmitted diseases; Syphi lis; Treponema pallidum.

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