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Revista Española de Sanidad Penitenciaria

On-line version ISSN 2013-6463Print version ISSN 1575-0620


GETAZ, L.; POSFAY-BARBE, K.M.; COSSIO, N.  and  VILLARROEL-TORRICO, M.. Congenital syphilis in 2 children in a Bolivian prison. Rev. esp. sanid. penit. [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.3, pp.98-100. ISSN 2013-6463.

In 2013 a cross-sectional study was carried out that revealed 28 cases of active syphilis amongst female inmates in a prison of Cochabamba, Bolivia. A search was conducted for congenital syphilis amongst the children that lived with the infected mothers. It is important to note the prevention of perinatal transmission of syphilis by systematic screening of pregnant women and appropriate treatment given by trained professionals within the prison environment, which represents a key population for controlling this disease, which is responsible for causing severe complications.

Keywords : prisons; syphilis congenital; sexually transmitted diseases; chil; pregnancy; Bolivia; infectious disease transmission, vertical.

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