Congenital syphilis following negative antenatal screening.

M. P. Richardson*, A. Palfreeman, P. B. Nielsen, Kevin Fenton

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    We report a case of severe early congenital syphilis in the infant of a mother who acquired syphilis in mid pregnancy. The mother had received full antenatal care including serological screening for syphilis. Congenital syphilis is re-emerging in a number of industrialised countries and this report demonstrates that some of the most serious cases cannot be prevented by routine antenatal screening.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)72-73
    Number of pages2
    JournalCommunicable disease and public health / PHLS
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002


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