What is the global prevalence of endemic syphilis?

Updated: Sep 14, 2020
  • Author: Hassan I Galadari, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Parts of Africa (eg, Sahel countries [Sudan, Zimbabwe, South Africa]), parts of the Middle East (eg, Nomadic/Bedouin tribes of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Syria), and parts of Asia (eg, Turkey, Southeast Asia, the Western Pacific) are affected. In these areas, seropositivity in children reaches as high as 40%, and early lesions reportedly affect 2-20% of children. [3]

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