International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 8 (2013) pp. 79-84
Incidence of Syphilis among pregnant women attending a tertiary care hospital in Navi Mumbai, India
Nidhi Nair* , A.D. Urhekar, Samir Pachpute and Ambrish Srivastava 
Department of Microbiology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Sector-18, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai- 410209, Maharashtra, India *Corresponding author e-mail: 
The incidence of syphilis in pregnant women attending a tertiary care hospital in Navi Mumbai was determined. A prospective study was conducted at MGM Maternity and Children Hospital, Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai from January 2012 - December 2012 on all newly registered Antenatal Care (ANC) patients. Sera from these pregnant women were examined for Syphilis using the RPR test. Two thousand seven hundred and four (2704) pregnant women were included in this study. Women belonged to age group 20-45 years. The incidence of Syphilis was found out to be 0.36% (10 out of 2704 samples) and the maximum positive cases for Syphilis infection were in the age group of 36-40 years; 01out of 143 (0.69%). Although the incidence of Syphilis in this study was low, it cannot be ruled out that these women, if were untreated, could have resulted in serious sequeles of foetus/newborns. An early diagnosis of Syphilis in antenatal period facilitates proper patient management and initiation of therapy to prevent transmission of congenital infections and anomalies to newborns. 
Syphilis; Pregnancy; Incidence; RPR; Antenatal Care; Navi Mumbai.