The Prevalence of Syphilis and Pregnancy Outcome among Women Delivering at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan
|International Journal of Medical Science|
|© 2019 by SSRG - IJMS Journal|
|Volume 6 Issue 8|
|Year of Publication : 2019|
|Authors : RipaChakma, Deki Pem, Sangay Zangmo, Chencho Gyeltsen, Pema Choden Bhutia, Pradip Sharma, Renuka Monger, Oma Devi Basnet, Phurb Dorji|
How to Cite?
RipaChakma, Deki Pem, Sangay Zangmo, Chencho Gyeltsen, Pema Choden Bhutia, Pradip Sharma, Renuka Monger, Oma Devi Basnet, Phurb Dorji, "The Prevalence of Syphilis and Pregnancy Outcome among Women Delivering at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan," SSRG International Journal of Medical Science, vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 25-28, 2019. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23939117/IJMS-V6I8P105
Background: Syphilis infection during pregnancy has implications for both mother and her fetus.If diagnosed early, it can be completely treated to prevent all complications.
Metho : .This is a prospective cross-sectionalstudy was done tolook at theprevalence of syphilis and pregnancy outcome among the women with syphilis infection delivering at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital between July 2018- July 2019. All seropositive for syphilis mothers during the study period were followed up from recruitment at antenatal booking toone week after delivery.
Result : The prevalence of syphilis infection was 1.0%. Mothers were treated after diagnosis. There were 54 seropositive mothers. Vertical transmission rate was diagnosed in 13 babies (24%). Babies were also treated. Among infected babies, 3 babies were sick and admitted in NICU.
Conclusion : Syphilis infection is present in our community. Syphilis is an important infection with vertical transmission occurring during pregnancy and delivery. We need to strengthen our STI programs to reach everyone in the community.
Referral Hospital ,Women Delivering , Prevalence of Syphilis
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