Title

Congenital Syphilis

Author Department

Ob/Gyn

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

12-2018

Abstract

Congenital syphilis (CS) is caused by transmission of the spirochete Treponema pallidum from the mother to the fetus, resulting in a multitude of clinical presentations ranging from asymptomatic, premature birth, and a wide array of clinical signs and symptoms to stillbirth. Rates for CS are on the rise, with 2017 having the most cases of CS since 1997.[1] CS is a nationally notifiable disease with each case being reported to the CDC by all 50 states.

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