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Syphilis In Newborn
Can a HIV positive mother give birth to a HIV negative child, or does the virus always pass through the umbilical cord?
Screening/ Diagnosis: Screening tests take general populations (pregnant ) and selects sub groups that have a higher risk of a problem. The AFP test looks for a material that can show up in the blood & suggest a higher risk of a spina bifida. If the test shows a higher risk, a selective test, like high resolution ultrasound can be done to look for the spina bifida. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
OB/peds have protocl: The frequency of invasive group b strep disease has declined since the adoption of surveillance and treatment protocols by ob's & peds. Since gbs can come & go, most moms will be screened at 35-37 wks & receive abx during labor if positive, if status unknown she will be treated. Babies are monitored & treated if any signs appear that suggest invasive disease. ...Read more
No: Syphillis is not spread in the air like a flu or cold. Transmission requires direct contact with the germ.This can be as it passes mom to baby in her blood, thru a tainted blood transfusion(they test it to avoid that) &direct contact with sores during sex or other contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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No: no . It's not routinely done , but if the pediatrician feels, it is needed it can be ordered . ...Read more
Why is the blood supply screened for syphilis when syphilis is not transmitted via infected blood?
Blood can transmit: Blood contact very rarely can transmit syphilis. It probably requires much more blood than possible during sexual exposure, shared needles, etc, but transfusion can do it, especially with non-refrigerated blood products. It's extremely rare and even without testing, probably there would be few if any cases, at least in the US. OTOH, testing is easy, cheap, and ingrained by history and habit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hydrocephalus causes: Hydrocephalus in newborns may be due to the following obstructive - due to aquaductal stenosis, a failure to open or extreme narrowing of the path for CSF from 3rd to 4th ventricle. Tumors may also obstruct CSF flow. Communicating - failure for the structures that absorb csf, carrying it out of the skull. Communicating hydrocephalus may be due to bleeding and infection. ...Read more
Death or disability: The fetus is ge nerally protected by fetal membranesfrom exposure during pregnancy.During delivery, the newborn can acquire the virus as it is shead from the genital walls.Some will have skin leasions(blisters), but a more devistating problem occurs as the germ migrates to the brain to cause encephalitis.Death or major disability are possibile.Ob's opt for cs delivery if possible to avoid this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Impossible.Get a more detailed answer ›