Syphilis is a serious, systemic STD caused by the Treponema palladium bacteria. Syphilis infection is divided into several stages: primary, secondary, early latent (EL), late latent, and congenital. Each stage of syphilis requires different treatment. For more information on syphilis diagnosis and treatment, please call PDPH at (215) 685-6737.

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The following graphs and tables depict selected aggregate results of PDPH’s syphilis surveillance and were last updated on 10/10/2019.

Tabular Raw Data

Syphilis Counts Over Time

Syphilis cases by stage, 1990-2018

Rates of primary and secondary (P/S) syphilis by gender, 2000-2018

Percentage of male P/S and early latent syphilis as MSM, 1996-2018

Congenital syphilis and positive cord blood, 1997-2018

Rates Of Primary And Secondary Syphilis Per 100K By Age And Gender

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Rates Of Early Latent Syphilis Per 100K By Age And Gender

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Updated: 10/10/2019