The UK NSC recommendation on Syphilis screening in pregnancy
Find general information about population health screening.
Why is screening recommended by UK NSC?
The UK NSC found that syphilis still occurs in young women and there is a continuing risk of it being passed on to their baby if it is not treated with antibiotics.
Further information on infectious diseases in pregnancy screening can be found here
More about Syphilis
Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is typically passed through sexual contact. However, it can be passed on by intravenous drug use (injecting drugs directly into the vein), blood transfusions and from an infected mother to her unborn child. The latter is known as congenital syphilis.
Screening in the UK
Compare how screening is offered across the UK.
The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.
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