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Early congenital syphilis in a premature baby.
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PMID:  21107603     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In the UK, diagnosis of syphilis among women of child-bearing age has more than doubled between 1999 and 2007, and each year, around ten cases of congenital syphilis have been reported. Doctors should, therefore, be aware of the potential presentation of congenital syphilis, a deadly disease yet curable when managed correctly. We present a rare case of a premature neonate of 29 weeks displaying manifold clinical signs of congenital syphilis acutely after delivery, including coagulopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, intraventricular ischaemic lesions and metaphyseal bone changes, not previously described in the literature at this age in the UK.
John Greenall; Niraj Kumar; Elhassan Abdelmagid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  170     ISSN:  1432-1076     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  667-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Child Health, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, St Peter's Road, Margate, CT9 4AN, UK,
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