Tag Archives: congenital infection

Congenital Syphilis and the Prozone Phenomenon: A Case Study

There is a global rise in maternal syphilis and infants born with congenital syphilis. This case report presents a 32-week gestation premature male infant with initial clinical findings significant for respiratory failure as well as blueberry muffin spot rash and hepatosplenomegaly, … Continue reading

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Congenital Syphilis: A Discussion of Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Management, and Nurses’ Role in Early Identification and Treatment

Syphilis is caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum. Syphilis left untreated, or inadequately treated during pregnancy, can result in congenital syphilis (CS). Congenital syphilis can lead to severe sequelae or fetal, neonatal, or infant death. The review discusses the epidemiological trends, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of CS; the … Continue reading

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Congenital Infectious Disease and the Neonate

Advances in Neonatal Care introduces a two-part special series on congenital infections developed in coordination with guest editor Dr. Desi Newberry. This special series highlights clinical management issues in an area of neonatal care with increasing prevalence in the NICU. … Continue reading

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Laboratory Evaluation of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection

Abstract: Our understanding of the effects of maternal Zika virus infection on the newborn continues to evolve. First discovered in 1947 in the Zika Forest in Uganda, the world became more aware of the virus in 2015, with reports of … Continue reading

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