Syphilis in pregnancy at Public Health Centre III North Denpasar

Authors

  • Odilia Dea Novena Public Heatlh Centre III
  • Gusti Ayu Vina Mery Giovani Siloam Hospital Bali, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15562/bdv.v4i2.54

Keywords:

syphilis in pregnancy, syphilis screening, sexually transmitted infection, STI

Abstract

Introduction: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. Syphilis in pregnancy is often asymptomatic, so early detection of syphilis is needed to prevent a poor pregnancy outcome and transmission of infection to the baby.

Case: A 25-year-old woman, pregnant with her second child at 24 weeks of gestation, came without any health complaint for a routine prenatal check-up. On syphilis screening, reactive TPHA and RPR titer of 1:2 were found. The patient was diagnosed with syphilis infection in pregnancy. The patient has been treated with Benzathine Benzylpenicillin 2.4 million IU intramuscular injection once a week for 3 consecutive weeks.

Conclusion: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that infects pregnant women. Treponemal transmission in pregnant women was detected early in the ninth week of pregnancy. The diagnosis of syphilis was made by dark-field microscopy, treponemal antibody tests (TPHA, FTA-ABS), and non-treponemal antibody tests (VDRL, RPR). Penicillin is the gold standard therapy for syphilis in pregnant women.

Author Biography

Gusti Ayu Vina Mery Giovani, Siloam Hospital Bali, Indonesia

Siloam Hospital Bali, Indonesia

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2021-12-30

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