Top
10
Doctor insights on: Neonatal Syphilis

Share
1

1
What are signs or symptoms of syphilis in a newborn?

What are signs or symptoms of syphilis in a newborn?

Congenital syphilis: A rash, enlarged lymph nodes, enlarged liver and spleen occur in the first 3 months. There may be poor weight gain, seizures, or hydrocephalus. Women are usually tested in pregnancy for syphilis, so it is rare to have an unexpected syphilis infection in a newborn. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
1 doctor shared a insight

Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


2

2
Can a woman pass on syphilis to her newborn without passing it on to her mate?

Can a woman pass on syphilis to her newborn without passing it on to her mate?

Congenital syphilis: Congenital syphilis is due placental transmition of the the bacterial spirocete pregnant women with secondary syphilis. Theoretically, her mate could avoid catching syphilis because the woman does not have to have open syphilitic chancre sores. Primary or secondary syphilis could be passed on to a child during vaginal delivery due to open sores. Mate could bthen ecome infected if woman untreated. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Is it possible for a woman to pass on syphilis to her newborn withiout passing it on to her mate?

Is it possible for a woman to pass on syphilis to her newborn withiout passing it on to her mate?

Possible: Transmission of this disease to a fetus will occur if the germ enters the bloodstream of the mother which is most likely in the first 4 yrs of untreated disease. Transmission to a sexual partner requires contact with a contageous sore, seen or unseen, for germ passage. If the sores have healed before sexual contact, sexual transmission is less likely but many sores are unseen. Possible not likely. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
How can herpes cause micro syphilis in newborns?

Never heard of it: Herpes and syphilis are 2 separate germs that can be passes to a fetus during pregnancy. One is a virus and one is a bacteria. They could be passed at the same time by the same person while infecting mother & baby.I have never heard of "micro syphilis". ...Read more

5

5
Can syphilis be cured?

Germ can be killed: The germs of syphillis can be cured with antibiotics. If that germ has injured or destroyed some tissues in your body those tissues may or may not be able to recover after treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What is black syphilis?

A myth: There's no such thing as "black syphilis." it's an old myth, perhaps told to soldiers to keep them from having sex with locals. ...Read more

7

7
How is advanced syphilis treated?

How is advanced syphilis treated?

Penicillin: Preferably with penicillin, either by injection, or, or when it involves the nervous system, by IV infusion for 10 to 14 days. ...Read more

8

8
What are the symptoms of syphilis?

Primary: Syphilis has three phases. Primary, secondary and tertiary and each is quite different in its presentation. Primary syphilis usually shows what is termed a hard chancre. This is a skin ulcer with raised edges and a firm non-tender center. It can appear anywhere the organism entered your body, usually on the genetalia or the mucous membranes of the mouth (tongue is not uncommon). ...Read more

9

9
What are the symptoms of syphilis?

What are the symptoms of syphilis?

Depends: Depends on the stage of the syphilis. So therefore if you are concerned see your doctor right away ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
508 doctors shared insights

Syphilis (Definition)

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more