Congenital syphilis in a two-month-old infant

Daniele Serranti, Danilo Buonsenso, Piero Valentini



This report describes a rare case of congenital syphilis in a two-month-old Romanian infant. Diagnosis was possible when the baby showed decrease in the left upper limb movements and a papular rash. Her father had been infected and transmitted the infection to the mother, who had two non-treponemal serological tests during pregnancy, both with negative results. Congenital syphilis was confirmed by serological tests and the newborn was successfully treated. A global overview on diagnosis and treatment of children with suspected congenital syphilis is presented.


Congenital syphilis; Syphilis management; Syphilis treatment; Sexually transmitted disease

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