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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-7

Prevalence of VDRL sero-positivity in women in reproductive age group in an urban slum community in Bombay.


Department of PSM, Topiwala National Medical College, Bombay

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D D Pandit
Department of PSM, Topiwala National Medical College, Bombay

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PMID: 8690479

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A cross sectional survey was carried in an Urban Slum Community in Bombay having a population of 60,000. A total of 393 women in reproductive age group were screened for VDRL reactivity. The highest prevalence was in 15 to 29 years of age group. The sero-positivity rate at 1:8 dilution and above was 0.50%. The seropositivity rate can be further brought down by properly planned and implemented STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Control activities at a community level.


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