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CONGENITAL SYPHILIS

CONGENITAL SYPHILIS This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— Dr. Robinson's review article on "Congenital Syphilis" (Arch Derm99:599-610 [May] 1969) is certainly very timely in that it allows me to relate to you that the Venereal Disease Branch of the National Communicable Disease Center, with the assistance of the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory, is presently evaluating what we believe to be a specific test for early congenital syphilis. This test is a modification of the FTA-ABS. Specifically, it employs monospecific anti-human IgM which has been tagged with fluorescein. The advantage of this test is that it is not influenced by passive transfer of immunoglobulins from mother to fetus and, therefore, we feel it identifies only immunoglobulin produced by the fetus.At the present time we have evaluated approximately 150 such tests. Our preliminary data correlate well with the physical and historical information that accompanies these cases. Inasmuch as this test is in its early http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

CONGENITAL SYPHILIS

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 100 (2) – Aug 1, 1969

CONGENITAL SYPHILIS

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— Dr. Robinson's review article on "Congenital Syphilis" (Arch Derm99:599-610 [May] 1969) is certainly very timely in that it allows me to relate to you that the Venereal Disease Branch of the National Communicable Disease Center, with the assistance of the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory, is presently evaluating...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1969 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1969.01610260136029
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.— Dr. Robinson's review article on "Congenital Syphilis" (Arch Derm99:599-610 [May] 1969) is certainly very timely in that it allows me to relate to you that the Venereal Disease Branch of the National Communicable Disease Center, with the assistance of the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory, is presently evaluating what we believe to be a specific test for early congenital syphilis. This test is a modification of the FTA-ABS. Specifically, it employs monospecific anti-human IgM which has been tagged with fluorescein. The advantage of this test is that it is not influenced by passive transfer of immunoglobulins from mother to fetus and, therefore, we feel it identifies only immunoglobulin produced by the fetus.At the present time we have evaluated approximately 150 such tests. Our preliminary data correlate well with the physical and historical information that accompanies these cases. Inasmuch as this test is in its early

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1969

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