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      Congenital syphilis

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      Seminars in Perinatology
      Elsevier BV

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          <p class="first" id="d16037840e69">Congenital syphilis remains a major public health problem worldwide, and its incidence is increasing in the United States. This review highlights the ongoing problem of this preventable infection, and discusses vertical transmission and clinical manifestations while providing a practical algorithm for the evaluation and management of infants born to mothers with reactive serologic tests for syphilis. Every case of congenital syphilis must be seen as a failure of our public health system to provide optimal prenatal care to pregnant women, as congenital syphilis can be prevented by early and repeated prenatal serologic screening of mothers and penicillin treatment of infected women, their sexual partners, and their newborn infants. </p>

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          Journal
          Seminars in Perinatology
          Seminars in Perinatology
          Elsevier BV
          01460005
          April 2018
          April 2018
          : 42
          : 3
          : 176-184
          Article
          10.1053/j.semperi.2018.02.005
          29627075
          59f1ef70-8302-4f75-8a24-3591d8eb5f46
          © 2018

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