Hyagriv Simhan

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Syphilis in Pregnancy

Syphilis in Pregnancy 1. What every clinician should know Syphilis is a systemic bacterial infection caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1.3 million pregnant women annually have active syphilis infection, resulting in a substantial burden of preventable morbidity and mortality. The CDC estimates that 55,400 people in the…

Mullerian abnormalities

Mullerian Anomalies in Pregnancy 1. What every clinician should know How common are uterine anomalies? Congenital anomalies of the uterus may be undiagnosed until a woman’s reproductive years. While often asymptomatic, patients may present with gynecologic and obstetric complaints such as dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain and pregnancy loss. Patients may also be incidentally diagnosed with a…

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