Type

Other / n/a

Authors

Susan J Knowles
C Owoeye
Eleanor J Molloy

Subjects

Medicine & Nursing

Topics
syphilis pediatrics medicine and health sciences unnecessary procedures congenital humans mass screening syphilis congenital

Is antenatal screening for syphilis still necessary? (2012)

Abstract Congenital syphilis continues to present a significant public health problem worldwide. The cornerstone of prevention of congenital syphilis is antenatal screening and treatment of affected mothers with penicillin. If untreated, symptoms develop within weeks or months. Early congenital syphilis occurs in children between 0 and 2 years old, however newborns may be asymptomatic and are only identified on routine screening. If such infants are missed and untreated, they can develop late congenital syphilis after 2 years. Syphilis is known as the “Great Imitator” and congenital syphilis can present as neurosyphilis, juvenile paresis, optic atrophy, blindness, progressive sensorineural deafness, dental and skeletal abnormalities.
Collections Ireland -> Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland -> Department of Paediatrics Articles
Ireland -> Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland -> Department of Paediatrics

Full list of authors on original publication

Susan J Knowles, C Owoeye, Eleanor J Molloy

Experts in our system

1
Susan J Knowles
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 4
 
2
Eleanor J Molloy
TU Dublin (Tallaght Campus)
Total Publications: 22