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Congenital syphilis: important points in management

Congenital syphilis: important points in management

The congenital syphilis It is a disease transmitted from a mother infected with syphilis (without treatment or inadequate treatment) to her child during pregnancy. Discover the full syllabus in the white book!

Prenatal care is essential for early detection and proper treatment of syphilis. A pregnant woman needs the test at three moments: in the first and third trimesters of pregnancy and at the time of delivery (or in the case of a miscarriage).

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Initial diagnosis should take into account maternal history of congenital syphilis, treatment and follow-up; Clinical features of the child. The VDRL of the newborn in a peripheral blood sample compared to the mother’s sample.

Some of the symptoms of congenital syphilis are:

  • miscarriage
  • Premature birth
  • fetal deformity
  • Deafness and/or blindness
  • bone deformity
  • Intellectual disability

Most children are born without symptoms and develop symptoms until the age of two years. In some late cases, children develop symptoms after two years of age.

It is necessary, given these cases, to treat the sexual partners of a pregnant woman in order to avoid re-contamination.

Cheap and effective treatment is made with Benzathine Penicillin.

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