Syphilis: a re-emerging infection with potentially fatal consequences for the neonate
This report discusses a case of a sick newborn who was diagnosed with congenital syphilis. With rising rates of syphilis infection and opportunities for missed antenatal diagnosis, this report aims to remind clinicians of the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of congenital syphilis to prevent serious complications and mortality for the neonate.
Neonatal Unit, Whiston Hospital, St Helen’s and Knowsley NHS Trust Neonatal Unit, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
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