Screening Veterans for Syphilis: Implementation of the Reverse Sequence Algorithm.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We evaluated the syphilis reverse sequence algorithm (RSA) in a Veteran Affairs facility, finding 5.5% reactive Treponema pallidum enzyme immunoassay (EIA) tests. In a subset of EIA+/VDRL-/TP-PA+ cases, 48% were previously treated. Of veterans with unknown/no prior therapy, only 45% had documentation of subsequent treatment, suggesting suboptimal interpretation of RSA results.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clement, ME; Hammouda, A; Park, LP; Maxwell, J; Samoff, E; Seña, AC; Joyce, M

Published Date

  • November 13, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 65 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1930 - 1933

PubMed ID

  • 29020212

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5850439

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/cid/cix679


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States