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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 566-576
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1003.074


Syphilis in a Mining Region of the Brazilian Amazon: Prevalence and Characteristics
Thalyta Mariany Rêgo Lopes Ueno1*, Samara Tatielle Monteiro Gomes3,Maísa Silva de Sousa2, Joana da Felicidade Ribeiro Favacho3, Luana Nepomuceno Gondim Costa Lima1,3,4, Daniele Melo Sardinha3,4, Yan Correa Rodrigues1,3,Ricardo José de Paula Souza e Guimarães4, Ana Maria Revorêdo da Silva Ventura1,5 and Karla Valéria Batista Lima1,3*
1Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia Parasitária na Amazônica (PPGBPA), Instituto Evandro Chagas (IEC) e Universidade do Estado do Pará (UEPA), Belém, Pará, Brazil 2Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina Tropical (PPGMT), Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA). Belém, Pará, Brazil
3Seção de Bacteriologia e Micologia (SABMI), Instituto Evandro Chagas (IEC), Ananindeua, Pará, Brazil
4Programa de Pós-Graduação em Epidemiologia e Vigilância em Saúde (PPGEVS), Instituto Evandro Chagas (IEC), Ananindeua, Pará, Brazil
5Seção de Parasitologia, Instituto Evandro Chagas (IEC), Ananindeua, Pará, Brazil
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Abstract:

Syphilis is a chronic bacterial infection, being one of the main determinants of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is endemic in low-income countries, it is important for both individual and public health because, besides its direct morbidity, it increases the risk of other STIs. The prevalence and characteristics associated with syphilis in a mining region of the Brazilian Amazon was investigated. A cross-sectional study, with 908 individuals from the mining region of Tapajós, was carried out at the Municipal Hospital of Itaituba-Pará. A structured epidemiological questionnaire and collection of venous blood for the performance of the rapid test and VDRL was performed. The majority of men (58.15%), aged 21 - 30 years (31.83%), with incomplete elementary education (51.65%), with mining as their main activity (42.84). The prevalence of active syphilis was 8.15%. The characteristics associated with syphilis in the rapid test were schooling and income. As for occupation being "professional of sex" it presented an increased frequency for syphilis. The prevalence of active syphilis in this study was high compared to other vulnerable populations, low schooling, and low-income influence the prevalence of the disease in this public.


Keywords: Syphilis, Mining, Prevalence, Characteristics, Amazon
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Thalyta Mariany Rêgo Lopes Ueno, Samara Tatielle Monteiro Gomes, Maísa Silva de Sousa, Joana da Felicidade Ribeiro Favacho, Luana Nepomuceno Gondim Costa Lima Daniele Melo Sardinha, Yan Correa Rodrigues, Ricardo José de Paula Souza e Guimarães, Ana Maria Revorêdo da Silva Ventura and Karla Valéria Batista Lima. 2021. Syphilis in a Mining Region of the Brazilian Amazon: Prevalence and Characteristics.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 566-576. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1003.074