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Utility of post-treatment follow-up visit at 3 months in patients treated for early syphilis
  1. Maciej Pastuszczak1,
  2. Andrzej K Jaworek1,
  3. Bogdan Jakiela2,
  4. Anna Wojas-Pelc1
  1. 1Department of Dermatology, Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, Cracow, Poland
  2. 2Department of Medicine, Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, Cracow, Poland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Maciej Pastuszczak, Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, 31-066 Krakow, Skawinska 8 St., Poland; mpastuszczak{at}wp.pl

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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 …

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