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Enfermería Global

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AZEVEDO DANTAS, Lívia et al. Epidemiologic profile of acquired syphilis diagnosed and notified at a maternal-child university hospital. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.46, pp.217-245.  Epub Apr 01, 2017. ISSN 1695-6141.


To characterize the epidemiologic profile of users with acquired syphilis


There was an exploratory and descriptive study of quantitative approach, through secondary data collected in investigation forms / Women's syphilis notification assisted in Maternal-Child University Hospital, in Santa Cruz-RN in 2012. The study was approved by the Research Ethics Committee under report number 772.884.


67% of mothers reported only attended elementary school, 33% are single, 42% undergone less, 58% of them held previous treatment of syphilis, but only 25% of partners joined and held it.


The study shows progress regarding diagnosis of syphilis during prenatal care, but it was pointed out the non-accomplishment of treatment of pregnant women before delivery, as well as of their partners. Therefore, innovative strategies are needed aiming for an early and proper treatment of pregnant women and their partners.

Keywords : Syphilis; Women’s health; Treponemal infections; Maternal-child nursing.

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