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Diseases » Congenital syphilis » Summary
 

What is Congenital syphilis?

What is Congenital syphilis?

  • Congenital syphilis: Syphilis inherited from mother during pregnancy.
  • Congenital syphilis: Syphilis acquired in utero and manifested by any of several characteristic tooth (Hutchinson's teeth) or bone malformations and by active mucocutaneous syphilis at birth or shortly thereafter. Ocular and neurologic changes may also occur.
    Source - Diseases Database

Congenital syphilis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Congenital syphilis, or a subtype of Congenital syphilis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Congenital syphilis: Introduction

Types of Congenital syphilis:

Broader types of Congenital syphilis:

How many people get Congenital syphilis?

Incidence (annual) of Congenital syphilis: 556 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Incidence Rate of Congenital syphilis: approx 1 in 489,208 or 0.00% or 556 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Congenital syphilis?

Complications of Congenital syphilis: see complications of Congenital syphilis

What causes Congenital syphilis?

Causes of Congenital syphilis: see causes of Congenital syphilis
Risk factors for Congenital syphilis: see risk factors for Congenital syphilis

What are the symptoms of Congenital syphilis?

Symptoms of Congenital syphilis: see symptoms of Congenital syphilis

Complications of Congenital syphilis: see complications of Congenital syphilis

Can anyone else get Congenital syphilis?

Contagion of Congenital syphilis: Caught by cross-placental mother-to-fetus transmission. Baby is highly infectious from birth.
More information: see contagiousness of Congenital syphilis

Congenital syphilis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Congenital syphilis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Congenital syphilis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Congenital syphilis: Neonatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Congenital syphilis.
Treatments for Congenital syphilis: see treatments for Congenital syphilis
Prevention of Congenital syphilis: see prevention of Congenital syphilis
Research for Congenital syphilis: see research for Congenital syphilis

Society issues for Congenital syphilis


Hospitalization statistics for Congenital syphilis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Congenital syphilis:

  • 0.0001% (13) of hospital consultant episodes were for congenital syphilis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 69% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital syphilis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital syphilis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital syphilis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for congenital syphilis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Congenital syphilis

Main name of condition: Congenital syphilis

Class of Condition for Congenital syphilis: bacterial, congen.defect

Other names or spellings for Congenital syphilis:

Lues, congenital, Lúes Congénita

Syphilis, congenital
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Congenital syphilis: Related Conditions

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