Syphilis is an infection caused by Treponema pallidum. It is most commonly acquired through sexual transmission, although it can also be transmitted vertically across the placenta, resulting in congenital syphilis. Even with improved public health measures, testing, and treatment capabilities, primary, secondary, and congenital syphilis have all surged since 2012. Given this marked increase in both incidence and prevalence, here we present a comprehensive review of the clinical presentation, treatment, and management of congenital syphilis, with particular consideration given to the mucocutaneous manifestations of the disease in neonates.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2023|
- Treponema pallidum
- sexually transmitted infection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health