Congenital syphilis

A guide to diagnosis and management

Sandra Arnold, E. L. Ford-Jones

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Abstract

Although congenital syphilis is a rare disease in Canada, infected infants may experience severe sequelae, including cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, sensorineural hearing loss and musculoskeletal deformity. Timely treatment of congenital syphilis during pregnancy may prevent all of the above sequelae. However, the diagnosis of suspected cases and management of congenital syphilis may be confusing, and the potential for severe disability is high when cases are missed. The present review provides assistance to practitioners in the diagnosis of suspected cases and management of children with presumed or confirmed infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-469
Number of pages7
JournalPaediatrics and Child Health
Volume5
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Congenital Syphilis
Case Management
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Cerebral Palsy
Hydrocephalus
Rare Diseases
Canada
Pregnancy
Infection
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Congenital syphilis : A guide to diagnosis and management. / Arnold, Sandra; Ford-Jones, E. L.

In: Paediatrics and Child Health, Vol. 5, No. 8, 01.01.2000, p. 463-469.

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