The study reports the prevalence of syphilis determined at intervals of ten years amongst attendees of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Centre (STD), in New Delhi, from 1954, to 1994.
It was observed that the number of STD cases increased by about eight times in 1984 as compared to 1954.
The prevalance of STDs had risen from 5.5 per cent in 1964 to 14.7 per cent in 1994.
However, the syphilis load has been decreasing since 1974.
Childhood syphilis has decreased from 12.6 per cent in 1954 to 0.5 per cent in 1994.
However in adult males it increased from 62.3 per cent in 1954 to 80.4 per cent in 1984.
Cardiovascular syphilis was last reported in 1954.
The prevalence of syphilis was approximately three times higher in males than in females.
Mots-clés Pascal : Syphilis, Tréponématose, Spirochétose, Bactériose, Infection, Etude comparative, Régularité, Intervalle temps, Homme, Inde, Asie, Epidémiologie, Maladie sexuellement transmissible
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Syphilis, Treponematosis, Spirachaetosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Comparative study, Regularity, Time interval, Human, India, Asia, Epidemiology, Sexually transmitted disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0045649
Code Inist : 002B05B02H. Création : 31/05/1999.