9 doctors weighed in:
What are the effects of syphilis on pregnancy?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Devasting 4 baby
Syphilis can cause serious congenital complications for a baby.
Getting it treated is extremely important. The testing is simple and the treatment is penicillin shots. This can be fatal for infants. Surviving infants can suffer from failure to thrive, severe rash, no bridge to the nose, chronic nasal discharge and other complications. Get tested and treated.

In brief: Devasting 4 baby
Syphilis can cause serious congenital complications for a baby.
Getting it treated is extremely important. The testing is simple and the treatment is penicillin shots. This can be fatal for infants. Surviving infants can suffer from failure to thrive, severe rash, no bridge to the nose, chronic nasal discharge and other complications. Get tested and treated.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Patrick Weix
Syphilis can be fatal to a fetus; the penicillin shots are safe. Penicillin by mouth will not be enough. If you have a penicillin allergy, your doctor can work with an allergist to get an effective therapy for you.
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine
In brief: Syphilis in preg
Syphilis during pregnancy can have significant congenital effects on the baby while it's developing.
That why as part of the initial blood screening of pregnant women a screening for syphilis is carried out. The defects depend age the stage of pregnancy when the active disease is contracted. Prompt treatment is the only the main course of action. A sonogram may be helpful to r/o fetal defects.

In brief: Syphilis in preg
Syphilis during pregnancy can have significant congenital effects on the baby while it's developing.
That why as part of the initial blood screening of pregnant women a screening for syphilis is carried out. The defects depend age the stage of pregnancy when the active disease is contracted. Prompt treatment is the only the main course of action. A sonogram may be helpful to r/o fetal defects.
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Dr. Andrew Silverman
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Severe
Syphilis in pregnancy can cause developmental problems, blindness, deafness, stillborn, etc.
It can be treated with penicillin.

In brief: Severe
Syphilis in pregnancy can cause developmental problems, blindness, deafness, stillborn, etc.
It can be treated with penicillin.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
In brief: Infected baby
Penicillin, which is one of the safest drugs in pregnancy, effectively treats syphilis and will prevent spreading the infection to your baby.

In brief: Infected baby
Penicillin, which is one of the safest drugs in pregnancy, effectively treats syphilis and will prevent spreading the infection to your baby.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
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