Is Latent Syphilis New Normal among Clinical Presentations of Syphilis? Study from a Tertiary Care Institute
Keywords:Genitalia, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Syphilis, latent
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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