Can You Tell Me Something about Congenital Syphilis?

Q:
Can you tell me something about congenital syphilis?

A:
When a woman has syphilis, a bacterial infection, she can pass the disease to her baby during pregnancy or childbirth, and this is what we call congenital syphilis.

Congenital syphilis can have an adverse influence on the baby, including miscarriage, stillbirth and other abnormalities.

However, not all babies born with syphilis have symptoms.

Antibiotics can cure syphilis, even during pregnancy. Penicillin is an effective treatment for the disease.

Key word: congenital syphilis

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