Congenital Syphilis

Congenital syphilis is a multisystem disease that is caused by Treponema pallidum and transplacental transmitted to the fetus. Early signs are characteristic skin lesions, lymphadenopathy, thrive difficulties, bloody tingiertes nasal secretions, perioral fissures, meningitis, choroiditis, hydrocephalus, seizures, mental retardation, and osteochondritis pseudoparalysis (Parrot syndrome of the newborn). Late signs are gummy ulcers, periosteal lesions, paresis, locomotor ataxia, optic atrophy, interstitial keratitis, sensoneurotische numbness and tooth malformations. The diagnosis is made…

September 3, 2018