Re: Second test in syphilis

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Posted by aaon hurowitz do from IP on November 08, 2009 at 02:09:47:

In Reply to: Second test in syphilis posted by Ldoc on September 22, 2009 at 22:00:07:

I am a retired US born and educated physician located in Atlanta, Ga. tutoring IMGS to pass USMLES. contact aaron hurowitz do 404-909-6214. The VDRL and RPR are good screeners but may have false positives. To validate a + VDRL, run a FTA_ABS. If the FTA-ABS is + and if you then suspect teriary syphillus do a spinal tap fpr confirmation!

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