Every year, at least 500,000 children are born with congenital syphilis
(CS); maternal syphilis causes another half million stillbirths and abortions, usually in countries with limited resources (1).
has been a dramatic increase in congenital syphilis
Additionally the implementation of dual testing of HIV and Syphilis will better enable us to work towards the elimination of congenital syphilis
," said Avi Pelossof, Alere Global President of Infectious Disease.
The most influential European text on congenital syphilis
of the mid-nineteenth century, P.
that enabled rates of gonorrhea and congenital syphilis
to be used as markers for multiple sexual partners.
In congenital syphilis
, moist discharge from the nose (snuffles) and vesicu-lobullous lesions of the skin are high-yield specimen sources for darkfield testing.
Furthermore, cases of congenital syphilis
were also reduced.
Because the boy had no syphilitic stigmata and his siblings were healthy, congenital syphilis
Eria Muwazi was one of the most prominent, whose research demonstrated that kwashiakor, commonly identified as congenital syphilis
by European doctors, was in fact the result of protein deficiency.
In a series of eighteenth-century experiments in a Parisian hospital, syphilitic wet nurses given mercury by medical personnel breastfed babies with congenital syphilis
in the hope that the mercury would be passed via the breast milk to the sick baby and cure the infant of the disease.
New approaches to syphilis control: Finding opportunities for syphilis treatment and congenital syphilis
prevention in a women's correctional setting.
55) More than 4,300 cases of congenital syphilis
were reported in 1991, a 10-fold increase over the number of cases reported in 1986.
Whatever the reasons, says Crippen, "the consequences are still very real, especially in congenital syphilis
[which mothers give their unborn children].
, however, affects infants by transmission of the infection from the infected mother to the fetus.
No stranger to a gritty storyline himself, he's rendered pretty much speechless when he's confronted by a horrific picture of a baby suffering from congenital syphilis