Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2023, e20220283.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20220283

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Research progress in latent syphilis

Wang Li1, Wang Qianqiu2, Zhang Ruili1   

  1. 1Department of Dermatology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210000, China; 2Department of Clinical Prevention and Control of STD, Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, National Center for STD Control, China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing 210042, China
  • Received:2022-04-22 Revised:2023-06-13 Online:2023-01-05 Published:2023-12-13
  • Contact: Zhang Ruili
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(81772209)

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Syphilis is a chronic systemic sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum. The incidence of latent syphilis is increasing worldwide, due to the increasing incidence of syphilis. This review summarizes the research progress in the epidemiology, infectivity, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, and treatment of latent syphilis.

Key words: Syphilis, latent, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Therapy, Pathogenesis