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What treatment should be followed after positive TPHA test ?

hi doctors, my tpha test is positive ,means the result is 16.10 s/co, i have inject already 6 of pencillin , but still positive, please help me wat should i do? kind regards.
Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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Hi, Dont you worry about the TPHA test. It is normal to have a TPHA positive after that syphilis is cured (remains lifelong). To check if you have responded to the treatment, doctor should use a test named VDRL or RPR. When a patient is cured VDRL or RPR should descend in 6 month or more time.
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What treatment should be followed after positive TPHA test ?

Hi, Dont you worry about the TPHA test. It is normal to have a TPHA positive after that syphilis is cured (remains lifelong). To check if you have responded to the treatment, doctor should use a test named VDRL or RPR. When a patient is cured VDRL or RPR should descend in 6 month or more time.