Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
versão impressa ISSN 0037-8682
OLIVEIRA, Viviane Matoso de; VERDASCA, Izabel Cristina e MONTEIRO, Marta Chagas. Syphilis detection using ELISA and VDRL tests on blood donors at the blood center of Guarapuava, State of Paraná. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2008, vol.41, n.4, pp. 428-430. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822008000400023.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the syphilis seroprevalence among 5,752 blood donors who were attended at the blood center of Guarapuava, State of Paraná, in 2006. The seropositivity rates were 2.1% for enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay and 0.2% for Veneral Disease Research Laboratory, thus showing low prevalence of syphilis among the individuals who came to this blood bank.
Palavras-chave : Syphilis; Treponema pallidum; Linked immuno sorbent assay; Veneral disease research laboratory; Blood donors.