Recent trends of syphilis prevalence in normal population in Korea - 1990

S. W. Byeon, K. Y. Chung, K. K. Whang, Mingeol Lee, J. B. Lee

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From January to December of 1990, we have evaluated VDRL reactivity among 17,142 apparently normal Korean adults which consisted of 9,151 blood donors in Seoul area, 2,682 pregnant woman delivered at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University and 5,309 physical examinees. The VDRL-positive rates were 0.3% in the blood donors, 0.1% in the pregnant women and 0.8% in the physical examinees but the rates were higher in the age group of 50 years or older. The VDRL titers were below 1:2 in 94% of the VDRL-positive pregnant women and physical examinees. From the comparison of the results obtained by the present author group since 1977, i.e., 2.5% in 1977, 1.1% in 1981, 0.6% in 1986 and 0.4% in 1990, it is evident that the prevalence of syphilis in Korea is continually decreasing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-25
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Dermatology
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jan 1

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Byeon, S. W. ; Chung, K. Y. ; Whang, K. K. ; Lee, Mingeol ; Lee, J. B. / Recent trends of syphilis prevalence in normal population in Korea - 1990. In: Annals of Dermatology. 1992 ; Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 21-25.
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In: Annals of Dermatology, Vol. 4, No. 1, 01.01.1992, p. 21-25.

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