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Congenital syphilis and perinatal mortality.
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PMID:  3786269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
About 6% of perinatal mortality in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is associated with congenital syphilis. We report on 65 autopsies and the accompanying maternal examinations and interviews. Congenital syphilis was most common in unwanted pregnancies, in women with previous stillborns, in those who had multiple sexual partners, and in those who did not seek antenatal medical care. Congenital syphilis causes enlargement of liver, spleen, and placenta; premature labor; and increased perinatal mortality. It is recognizable even in severely macerated stillborns.
D M Judge; N Tafari; R L Naeye; C Marboe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric pathology / affiliated with the International Paediatric Pathology Association     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0277-0938     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Pathol     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-31     Completed Date:  1986-12-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303527     Medline TA:  Pediatr Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  411-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Death / etiology*
Gestational Age
Infant Mortality
Myocardium / pathology
Pancreas / pathology
Spleen / pathology
Syphilis, Congenital / complications*,  mortality

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