Utility of post-treatment follow-up visit at 3 months in patients treated for early syphilis
- 1Department of Dermatology, Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, Cracow, Poland
- 2Department of Medicine, Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, Cracow, Poland
- Correspondence to Dr Maciej Pastuszczak, Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, 31-066 Krakow, Skawinska 8 St., Poland;
Contributors MP and BJ wrote the letter. MP, AKJ and AW-P were involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, and collection of data.
- Accepted 25 March 2012
- Published Online First 19 April 2012
The main aim of serological post-treatment follow-up in patients treated for early syphilis is to identify treatment failure or re-infection.1 Most experts define treatment failure or re-infection as ‘serological’ when the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) titre increases fourfold after treatment. In addition, poor serological response is represented as failure of the VDRL titre …