Forskning
Udskriv Udskriv
Switch language
Region Hovedstaden - en del af Københavns Universitetshospital
Udgivet

Recall of symptoms and treatment of syphilis and yaws by healthy blood donors screening positive for syphilis in Kumasi, Ghana

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

DOI

  1. Silent Hypoxia in Patients with SARS CoV-2 Infection before Hospital Discharge

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  2. Prevalence of anti-Hepatitis E virus immunoglobulin G in HIV-infected individuals over three decades

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  3. Epidemiology of hepatitis E virus infection in a cohort of 4023 immunocompromised patients

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  4. Hepatitis E virus epidemiology among HIV-infected women in an urban area in Tanzania

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  5. Incidence of HACEK bacteraemia in Denmark: A 6-year population-based study

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  1. Automatically generated smartphone data and subjective stress in healthy individuals - a pilot study

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  2. The donors perceived positive and negative effects of blood donation

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Vis graf over relationer

OBJECTIVE: To describe the recalled medical history, clinical manifestations, and treatment of yaws and syphilis by syphilis seroreactive blood donors in Kumasi, Ghana.

METHODS: Of the blood donors at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana tested with the syphilis rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and later by rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test, 526 were seroreactive. Four hundred and seventy-one (89.5%) of these subjects were confirmed with the Ortho-Vitros Syphilis TP test as the gold standard and were interviewed to determine past or present clinical manifestations of yaws and syphilis.

RESULTS: Of the 471 respondent donors, 28 (5.9%) gave a history of skin lesions and sores; four (14.3%) of these subjects, who were all male and RPR-positive, recalled a diagnosis of syphilis. All four reported having had skin lesions/bumps with slow-healing sores, but only one of them had had these symptoms before the age of 15 years.

CONCLUSIONS: A small proportion of confirmed seroreactive donors in this sample had any recall of symptoms or treatment for yaws or syphilis. These data suggest that clinical questioning adds little further information to the current screening algorithm. The relative contribution of yaws and syphilis to frequent positive tests in endemic areas remains speculative.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases
Vol/bind50
Sider (fra-til)72-4
Antal sider3
ISSN1201-9712
DOI
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2016

ID: 49163140