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Pinda receives award for congenital syphilis reduction in municipality



Pinda receives award for congenital syphilis reduction in municipality

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection.


Health Unit Infectious Diseases Pindamonhangaba City Hall said on Tuesday (October 22nd) the "Reduction of the Circumcision Syphilis Incidence Rate in Women Award" and that the detection rate of syphilis in pregnant women has increased. The municipality decreased 82% in congenital syphilis and 21% in pregnant women compared to 2016-2017.

The municipality took part as a medical coordinator in the preparation and implementation of the memorandum, public policies and strategies to receive the “Luiza Matida” award between the two cities of the region (Pindamonhangaba and Guaratinguetá). Eliminating the Vertical Transmission of HIV and Syphilis State STD / AIDS Program.

"This result was only possible because of integration in the infectology sector in the municipality's healthcare units, especially in the commitment and commitment to treat and treat diseases," said Rafael Lamana, Director of the Department of Health Risks and Diseases Protection. .

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection and can be transmitted to the child during pregnancy or childbirth and can be divided into 3 stages that vary due to inadequate treatment.

Treatment is based on penicillin and, when treated, proceeds without complications, but if not, it may progress to neurological problems such as stroke, dementia, deafness, vision problems.

Diagnosis is made by laboratory tests and clinical findings depending on the stage of the disease, ranging from painless wounds at the site of infection to neurological problems that extend the quality and life of the patient.

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