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Increase of infectious syphilis among heterosexuals in Amsterdam: its relationship to drug use and prostitution.
  1. J A van den Hoek,
  2. M M van der Linden,
  3. R A Coutinho
  1. Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


    Since 1986, an increase in heterosexually acquired syphilis cases has been seen in Amsterdam. The proportion of syphilis patients who reported using hard drugs, increased from 7% in 1985 to 23% in 1988, which was mainly due to increased numbers of addicted prostitute women with syphilis.

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