Prevalence Estimates of Complicated Syphilis

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We reviewed 68 cases of possible neurosyphilis among 573 syphilis cases in King County, WA, from 3rd January 2012 to 30th September 2013; 7.9% (95% confidence interval, 5.8%–10.5%) had vision or hearing changes, and 3.5% (95% confidence interval, 2.2%–5.4%) had both symptoms and objective confirmation of complicated syphilis with either abnormal cerebrospinal fluid or an abnormal ophthalmologic examination.

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