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Intestinal obstruction in the newborn with congenital syphilis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3183893     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four newborn patients with congenital syphilis and intestinal obstruction are discussed in this report. In three cases, the obstruction was due to inspissated meconium, simulating the features of meconium ileus in one, meconium plug in the second, and associated with perforation of the terminal ileum in the third. An exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and a motility disturbance of the intestine due to syphilitic infection during fetal life could be the probable etiologic factor. The fourth patient had multiple ileal stenoses. Ischemia due to the prenatal syphilitic arteritis of the bowel wall can be responsible for this pathology. Attention is drawn to the association between congenital syphilis and neonatal intestinal obstruction.
L Siplovich; M R Davies; R O Kaschula; S Cywes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-11-28     Completed Date:  1988-11-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  810-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Intestinal Obstruction / complications*,  pathology
Syphilis, Congenital / complications*,  pathology

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