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Diagnosing syphilis in the 21st century – case studies report

Syphilis continues to be a major cause of morbidity throughout the world. Even in developed countries, with good medical care, the incidence of syphilis is rising dramatically, and it is even more worrying that many cases are associated with HIV infection. Public Health England released figures in July 2016 showing that since 2010 the number of cases of syphilis in Londoners had increased by 163%, with a 22% increase in the year from 2014 to 2015. The total number of cases for England in 2015 was 5,042.
Dermatology in practice 2017; 23(1): 13–21
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