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    prior to the diagnosis of the infected person

    The first sentence makes me very confused.

    Who does "the infected person" refer to? Does it refer to the "individuals exposed to early syphilis"? If so, before he gets the diagnosis, how to treat him if you don't know whether he is infected or not?

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    Question 2: The guidelines state that individuals exposed to early syphilis should be treated if the exposure occurred within 90 days prior to the diagnosis of the infected person. This is incorrect. The partner should be treated for any exposure to the infected patient that occurred within 90 days from the date when the partner is seen by the clinician. The date of diagnosis of the infected patient should not enter into the equation. The guidelines offer the wrong starting point from which to count back.

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    Re: prior to the diagnosis of the infected person

    It's not written very clearly, but it seems to be talking about two people: (1) the person who is known to have syphilis and (2) that person's partner. The phrase the infected person refers to 1; the partner​ refers to 2.
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    Re: prior to the diagnosis of the infected person

    Here, the "individuals" refer to the two people?

    In "
    The partner should be treated for any exposure to the infected patient that occurred within 90 days from the date when the partner is seen by the clinician," "occurred" refers to "(the exposure) occurred"?




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    Re: prior to the diagnosis of the infected person

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Here, the "individuals" refers to the two people?
    No, only the patient the doctor is seeing.

    In "The partner should be treated for any exposure to the infected patient that occurred within 90 days from the date when the partner is seen by the clinician," "occurred" refers to "(the exposure) occurred"?
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    Last edited by GoesStation; 22-Dec-2016 at 14:39. Reason: To remove some stubborn stray formatting.
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    Re: prior to the diagnosis of the infected person

    It became clearer now. But a clear whole picture is still beyond me.

    In In "The partner should be treated for any exposure to the infected patient that occurred within 90 days from the date when the partner is seen by the clinician," if the date is April 1st of 2016, the partner should have been treated between January 1st of 2016 to the date (that is, within 90 days after the exposure)?

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    Re: prior to the diagnosis of the infected person

    Two people are involved: the infected patient A, and the patient's partner, P.

    The doctor sees A on April 1st. If the partner has had an exposure to the patient since January 1st, the partner should be treated.
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    Re: prior to the diagnosis of the infected person

    They could do with a good technical writer at the CDC; oh, and don't tell them about leap years please!

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    Re: prior to the diagnosis of the infected person

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Two people are involved: the infected patient A, and the patient's partner, P.

    The doctor sees A on April 1st. If the partner has had an exposure to the patient since January 1st, the partner should be treated.
    When P be treated? P should be treated at any day between Jan.1st to Apr.1st?

    The time "within 90 days from the date when the partner is seen by the clinician" is ambiguous to me: two possibilities:

    If the date when the partner is seen by the clinician were May 1st

    (1) "within 90 days" possibly refers to "May 1st -Aug.1st"
    (2) "within 90 days" possibly refers to "Feb.1st -May 1st"

    Which one?

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    Re: prior to the diagnosis of the infected person

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    When P be treated? P should be treated at any day between Jan.1st to Apr.1st?
    Ask When should P be treated?

    The text doesn't answer that question. I think the natural answer is "immediately".

    The time "within 90 days from the date when the partner is seen by the clinician" is ambiguous to me: two possibilities:

    If the date when the partner is seen by the clinician were May 1st

    (1) "within 90 days" possibly refers to "May 1st -Aug.1st"
    (2) "within 90 days" possibly refers to "Feb.1st -May 1st"

    Which one?
    Didn't I answer that in post #6?
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    Re: prior to the diagnosis of the infected person

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    They could do with a good technical writer at the CDC; oh, and don't tell them about leap years please!
    My understanding is that the CDC wrote the answer, not the question which is the subject of this thread.

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