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Can a woman with syphilis give birth to a healthy new baby, as long as she got antibiotic treatment?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

As long as pregnant mother gets proper treatment and follow-ups.

In brief: Yes

As long as pregnant mother gets proper treatment and follow-ups.
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In brief: Yes and no

As long as mom got adequately treated it is possible that she will have an uncomplicated pregnancy and baby will be fine.
However, if the infection had a chance to affect baby before treatment then treatment will cure mom but not necessarily reverse the injury to baby. This is why early prenatal care is critical. A syphilis test is a part of early care so this kind of situation can be avoided.

In brief: Yes and no

As long as mom got adequately treated it is possible that she will have an uncomplicated pregnancy and baby will be fine.
However, if the infection had a chance to affect baby before treatment then treatment will cure mom but not necessarily reverse the injury to baby. This is why early prenatal care is critical. A syphilis test is a part of early care so this kind of situation can be avoided.
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