Syphilis is a disease transmitted from person to person mainly sexually caused by syphilis spirochetes, or can be transmitted through the bloodstream.
The disease can also be transmitted indirectly through objects infected with spirochetes or through scratches on the skin and mucous membranes.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist, Medlatec General Hospital shared that some sexually transmitted diseases can be transmitted from parents to children during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding such as syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, chlamydia …
These diseases not only affect the health of the mother, but the fetus also has many risks such as premature birth, miscarriage, stillbirth.
A 46-day-old pediatric patient was diagnosed with congenital syphilis.
The 46-day-old patient was taken by his family to Medlatec General Hospital Base 2 for examination in a state of flaking of limbs, fussing and crying for unknown reasons.
She is the 2nd child in the family, born by her mother in the district hospital.
At birth the baby weighed 3kg, breastfed completely, gained weight well.
Babies have peeling of the skin of the hands and feet immediately after birth. In particular, about 3 days before going to the doctor, the child fussed a lot.
On examination, the doctor found that there was an infectious syndrome and skin lesions were flaking marks of the hands and feet.