Prevenção da transmissão vertical da sífilis congênita: promoção da qualidade da assistência prestada à parturiente
Keywords:Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Congenital Syphilis, Nursing Care.
Syphilis consists of a chronic and systemic infectious disease caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum, subspecies pallidum, and may present periods of exacerbation and latency when not detected and treated early. To identify prevention actions for congenital syphilis in the context of prenatal care. A bibliographic research was conducted with consultation in the databases LILACS, SCIELO, with selection of material published between 2013 and 2018. The prenatal period is essential for the implementation of health promotion actions and prevention
of complications for both mother and the baby, through the development of educational actions, that must be developed all stages of the pregnancy-puerperal cycle aiming to contribute to a pregnancy without complications, and with the physical and psychological support of the pregnant woman. It was found in this study that syphilis still represents a serious health problem and that if not detected early, can be transmitted to the baby. It is in this context that the importance of prenatal care is emphasized to accompany the pregnant women, who aim to establish measures of care and control of various diseases or complications, including syphilis, because through this follow-up already in the first consultations, therefore better chances of reducing risks to the baby, with early identification and treatment.
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