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Syphilis in pregnancy

INTRODUCTION

Syphilis is a systemic infection caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum, which is of particular concern during pregnancy because of the risk of transplacental infection of the fetus. Congenital infection is associated with several adverse outcomes [1-7], including:

Perinatal death

Premature delivery

Low birth weight

Congenital anomalies

                              

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Literature review current through: Aug 2014. | This topic last updated: Sep 25, 2014.
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