Reemerging diseases in Brazil: sociodemographic and epidemiological characteristics of syphilis and its under-reporting
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Introduction: This paper analyzed sociodemographic and epidemiological data of individuals with syphilis as well as the compulsory reporting of the disease, for being a reemerging disease in Brazil. Methods: General information and sociodemographic, epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory data were verified in compulsory reporting. Results: From 2010 to 2016, 157 reporting forms were explored. Acquired and gestational syphilis occurred predominantly in those 20 to 29 years of age and those who did not complete secondary education. Compulsory reporting forms were not complete. Conclusions: The number of syphilis cases has varied over the years in the city. Incomplete compulsory reporting was noted.