The continuing scourge of congenital syphilis in 21st century: A case report
ABSTRACT Although the rate of congenital syphilis is declining in developed countries, a significant increase has been observed in the underdeveloped countries. Unfortunately, little concern is raised about the increasing numbers of babies born with congenital syphilis. The procedure to prevent congenital syphilis through antenatal screening and treatment is well established. But implementation of effective programs has proved very difficult especially in resource--poor settings. Congenital syphilis, if not treated promptly and adequately, may result in significant physical and emotional squeal in children. A case of complicated late congenital syphilis is reported in order to emphasize that syphilis is still present nowadays, and re-emerging many countries even some of the industrialized ones. Most of the cases can not be prevented by routine antenatal screening. Thus it is essential to develop strategies to prevent sexually transmitted disease from being a hidden and neglected problem.
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ABSTRACT: Congenital syphilis is the oldest recognized congenital infection and still represents a serious healthcare problem in the 21st century. It is important to be fully informed regarding the early diagnosis and treatment of congenital syphilis to prevent its devastating complications leading to death. In this manuscript, we report a newborn infant with unusual clinical findings of congenital syphilis such as a non-fluctuant mass surrounding the left calf. She did not have any additional system involvement such as hepatic or skin involvement or lymph nodes. To our best knowledge, there are only a few case reports presented with isolated bone involvement. This case demonstrates that congenital syphilis should be considered in neonates with bone fractures, lytic bone lesions and periostitis.The Turkish journal of pediatrics 51(2):169-71. · 0.43 Impact Factor
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