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최근 일반 건강인에 대한 매독 혈청 검사 양성율 - 1995년

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 Recent Trends of Syphilis Prevalence in the Normal Population in Korea - 1995 
 김희성  ;  이한승  ;  이민걸  ;  이정복 
 Korean Journal of Dermatology (대한피부과학회지), Vol.35(3) : 514-519, 1997 
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 Korean Journal of Dermatology (대한피부과학회지) 
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Background: The VDRL is used as a screening test for syphilis worldwide. In addition, reactive rates of the VDRL test are used to estimate the incidence of syphilis. The prevalence of syphilis reported in Korea varies according to the study population, district and time. Reports on prevalence of syphilis indicate that reactive rates of the serologic test for syphilis showed an increasing tendency in the 1960s and has steadily decreased in the 1990s. We have already reported VDRL positive rates periodically since the late 1970s in similar areas with similar population groups and methods in order to standardize the results for accurate analysis of the prevalence of syphilis in Korea. Objective : This study was performed utilizing the VDRL test in order to find out if the decreasing trend of syphilis prevalence is still continuing. Methods : The ser ologic tests for syphilis were carried out on 13,426 apparently normal adults aged twenty-years-old or over(8,250 blood donors in the Seoul area, 2,461 physical examinees examined at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University and 2,715 pregnant women at delivery at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University ) from January to December 1995. We hve performed the VDRL quantitative test in VDRL-reactive persons among blood donors and pregnant women. Results : The reactive rate of the serum VDRL test was 0.2% in 13,426 healthy adults(blood donors.0.2%, physical examinees:0,2%, pregnant women:0.3%). There was a statistically decreasing tendency compared to 0.4% in 1990(p<0.001). The VDRL quantitative test resulted in levels below the 1:2 titer in 92% of the VDRL-reactive physical exarninees and pregnant women. Conclusion . From the comparison of VDRL reactive rates for syphilis in an apparently normal Korean population obtained by the present author group since 1977, i.e., 2.5% in 1977, 1.1% in 1981, 0.6% in 1986, 0.4% in 1990 and 0.2% in 1995, it is clear that the prevalence of syphilis has been rapidly decreasing since the mid 1970s in Korea. (Kor J Dermatol 1997;35(3): 514-519)
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Lee, Min Geol(이민걸) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7040-5335
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