Is Latent Syphilis New Normal among Clinical Presentations of Syphilis? Study from a Tertiary Care Institute

Authors

  • Jignaben Krunal Padhiyar GCS Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Nayankumar Harshadkumar Patel GCS Medical College Hospital & Research Institute. Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Jeta Buch GCS Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Bhagirath Patel GCS Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Aseem Chhibber GCS Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23247

Keywords:

Genitalia, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Syphilis, latent

Abstract

Introduction: Clinical presentation of syphilis varies widely according to stage of syphilis. Latent syphilis pose special challenge for diagnosis as patient is usually asymptomatic and still infectious.

Material and Methods: Retrospective analysis of Rapid plasma reagin (RPR) positive patients over two years duration from tertiary care institute was carried out.

Results: A total of 32 RPR positive patients were analyzed. Eleven (34.37%) patients had clinical features suggestive of Syphilis, rest 21 (65.63%) patients were found to be positive by RPR without any clinical signs and symptoms. Seven patients (21.8%) had genital ulcerative diseases at the time of presentation.

Conclusion: Our study reports rise in incidence of latent syphilis.

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Author Biographies

Jignaben Krunal Padhiyar, GCS Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology

Nayankumar Harshadkumar Patel, GCS Medical College Hospital & Research Institute. Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Associate Professor

Department of Dermatology

Jeta Buch, GCS Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Senior Resident, Department of Dermatology

Bhagirath Patel, GCS Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Post Graduate Resident, Department of Dermatology

Aseem Chhibber, GCS Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Post Graduate Resident

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Published

2019-03-31

How to Cite

Padhiyar, J. K., Patel, N. H., Buch, J., Patel, B., & Chhibber, A. (2019). Is Latent Syphilis New Normal among Clinical Presentations of Syphilis? Study from a Tertiary Care Institute. Nepal Journal of Dermatology, Venereology &Amp; Leprology, 17(1), 27–31. https://doi.org/10.3126/njdvl.v17i1.23247

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