What is the US prevalence of endemic syphilis?

Updated: Sep 14, 2020
  • Author: Hassan I Galadari, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Rare cases of endemic syphilis have been reported in the United States. When reported, the cases are typically seen in immigrants and people coming from endemic areas. Owing to its mode of transmission, endemic syphilis is easily transmitted to new areas. Hygiene; living conditions; and environmental factors, such as weather, have made the disease fastidiously endemic in the United States.


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