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a case-control study of stillbirths at a teaching hospital in zambia, 1979-80: serological investigations for selected infectious agents.sera were obtained from 266 mothers of singleton stillborn babies (cases) and 266 mothers of live-born babies (controls), matched for parity, who delivered at the university teaching hospital, lusaka, zambia, between october 1979 and april 1980. tests were performed on 262 samples from cases and 261 from controls. the microhaemagglutination assay for treponema pallidum (mha-tp) was reactive in 54% of cases and 29% of controls; the rapid plasma reagin (rpr) 18-mm circle card test was reactive at ...19846334574
a case-control study of stillbirths occurring at the university teaching hospital, lusaka: serological investigations.to explore the probability of intrauterine infections in the etiology of stillbirth, sera from 266 mothers of consecutive singleton stillborn babies (cases) and 266 mothers of liveborn babies (controls) delivered at the university teaching hospital were screened for the presence of antibodies against syphilis, cytomegalovirus, herpes, and hepatitis b virus between october 1979-april 1980. highly significant differences between cases and controls were observed only in the case of syphilis. the ...19836673412
syphilis in pregnant women in zambia.because of the high incidence of congenital syphilis at the university teaching hospital, lusaka, zambia, the potential risks of congenital infection and fetal loss due to syphilis were assessed by screening 202 antenatal patients, 340 pregnant women admitted to the hospital whose pregnancies ended in either spontaneous abortion or stillbirth, and 469 consecutive babies delivered at the hospital. primary serological screening was performed with the rapid plasma reagin test, and reactive sera wer ...19826756542
etiologic pattern of genital ulcers in lusaka, zambia: has chancroid been eliminated?genital ulcers are a public health problem in developing countries. the world health organization recommends the use of syndromic guidelines for sexually transmitted infection treatment in resource-constrained countries. monitoring local etiologies provides information that may aid policy for sexually transmitted infection treatment. we investigated the etiology of genital ulcer disease among outpatients in lusaka, zambia.201223001266
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