Identification

Author

Arnold SR, Ford-Jones EL

Title

Congenital syphilis: A guide to diagnosis and management

Year

2000

Publication type

Article

Journal

Pediatics & Child Health

Created

2015-07-31 16:02:59.321102+00:00

Modified

2016-06-07 21:47:24.961152+00:00

Details

Volume

5

Number

8

Pages

463–469

Access

Language

English

URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2819963/
Accessed

2016-06-07

Extended information

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.