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influence of antenatal screening on perinatal mortality caused by syphilis in a survey of 283 deliveries in swaziland, active syphilis (positive results in the treponema pallidum haemagglutination assay (tpha) and the rapid plasma reagin (rpr) test) was found in 37 (13.1%) and possibly active infection (positive tpha but negative rpr test results) in a further 87 (30.7%). the perinatal mortality of untreated mothers with active disease was 21.9% (7/32). the rpr test carried out antenatally by nurses had a sensitivity of 36% (13/36) and predictive accuracy of 48% (13/27 ...19883203929
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