Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Some epidemiological aspects of syphilis infection in the Saratov region (2007-2017)

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №4 Pages: 715-719
Heading: Dermatovenerology Article type: Original article
Authors: Shnaider D.A., Bakulev A.L., Sherstobitova L.A., Martynova V.V.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

Aims: to study the epidemiological aspects of syphilitic infection and neurosyphilis in the Saratov region for the period 2007-2017. Material and Methods. On the basis of statistical materials of the state statistical observation for 2007-2017 the indicators of syphilis incidence are analyzed. Results. The analysis of the data obtained from the state statistical supervision forms during 2007-2017 has shown the decreasing tendency of number of newly reported cases of syphilitic infection. The indicators of morbidity caused by late syphilis and neurosyphilis have increased. The number of regional cases of syphilitic infection with involvement in the pathological process of the nervous system exceeds similar indicators in Russia, and late asymptomatic neurosyphilis prevails among clinical forms. Conclusion. In the Saratov region for the period 2007-2017 there is a decrease in the incidence of syphilis, which is accompanied by an increase in hidden forms of infection and neurosyphilis.

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