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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25--26

The incidence of congenital syphilis and hepatitis-B virus surface antigen carrier state among deaf mute children

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Gururaj A Kumar

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Three hundred deaf mute children of both the sexes, aged between 5-16 years were examined for the presence of syphilitic stigmata. All these children were having bilateral total sensory-neural deafness. None showed Hutchinson's triad. VDRL and micro TPHA tests for syphilis and RPHA test for HbsAg tested Blood samples. VDRL test was positive in 15 (5%) TPHA test in 34 (1133%) cases and HBsAg in 36 (12%) cases. VDRL and TPHA tests were both Positive in 15 (5%) cases, but VDRL negativity was observed in 19,(6.3%) TPHA positive cases, while VDRL, TPHA and HBsAg were positive in6 (2%) cases.

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