Aalia Hameed, Mateen Izhar, Nafisa Fatima.
Seroprevalence of syphilis in injecting drug users.
Pak J Med Health Sci Jul ;4(2):109-11.

Study Design: It is a comparative and cross sectional study. Setting: Study was carried in Department of Microbiology, Shaikh Zayed Hospital Lahore. Subjects and Methods: A total of 197 Injecting drug users, age 15- 50 years were selected. Presence of syphilis was detected by rapid plasma reagin (RPR) and enzyme immunoassay syphilis. Results: Injecting drug users showed syphilis positive by enzyme immunoassay were 51 (25.9%) and by rapid plasma reagin 81(41.1%). Number of cases missed by rapid plasma reagin was 17(33.3%). Conclusion: Enzyme immunoassay syphilis was more accurate for syphilis diagnosis than rapid plasma reagin.

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