Original Research Article
Year: 2016 | Month: January | Volume: 3 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 1-4
Seroprevalence of Syphilis Infection among Rural Pregnant Women Attending to a Rural Teaching Hospital at Sangareddy
Nagababu Pyadala1, 2, Jyothinath Kothapalli2, Soumendra Nath Maity1, 3, Rajaneesh Borugadda2, Prudhvi Chand Mallepaddi1, Rathnagiri Polavarapu1, 2
1Genomix Molecular Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, T.S, India.
2MNR Medical College & Hospital, Sangareddy, T.S, India.
3Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad.
Background: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by Treponema pallidum can be successfully controlled by effective public measures with well-established diagnostic tests and reasonable effective economic treatment options.
Objectives: To determine the prevalence of syphilis among the patients attending antenatal clinic of rural teaching hospital, Sangareddy.
Materials and Methods: A total of 2442 serum samples were gathered from pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic during the period from January 2012 to June 2015.
Results: Among 2442 pregnant women, only 5 women were seropositive for syphilis. The prevalence of syphilis in this study was 5 (0.20%). Among affected 0.80% was belongs to urban area, 0.096% was belongs to rural area. Among affected women 0.10% was house wives and 0.84% was daily workers. The recorded age range was 16 to 45 years-old. The distribution of Seropositive cases of syphilis were three in age between 21-30 years, one in age between 16-20 years and one belongs to 31-40 years.
Conclusion: In this study seroprevalence of syphilis in pregnant women was low. However young and urban pregnant women are more prone to syphilis, so it is advisable to promote awareness on STI risk behavioural change and partner fallow up with proper treatment.
Keywords: Syphilis, seroprevalence, STD.