Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Epidemiology of neurosyphilis in the Saratov region

Year: 2011, volume 7 Issue: №3 Pages: 653-657
Heading: Neurology Article type: Original article
Authors: Kravchenya S.S., Kolokolov O.V., Bakulev A. L, Sherstobitova LA., Sholomov I.I., Branova M.A., Zhukovskaya A.U.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

The research goal is to evaluate the epidemiology of syphilis and neurosyphilis in the Saratov region science 1994 till 2010. Materials and methods: The forms of statistical inquiry in the Saratov region have been studied. The results of syphilis blood tests were examined in neurological departments of Saratov hospitals. Results: The tendency to reduction of syphilis morbidity was revealed in the Saratov region while the incidence of neurosyphilis increased. Severe forms of symptomatic neurosyphilis were predominant. In spite of increasing number of positive syphilis serological tests in neurological hospitals of Saratov the detection of neurosyphilis among neurological patients remained low. Conclusion: Neurosyphilis has become a common disease in the Saratov region. The issues of diagnostics and treatment of neurosyphilis should be considered by close cooperation between dermatologists and neurologists

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