Congenital syphilis on the rise: the importance of testing and recognition

Mandy X Wu, Aoife Moore, Mandy Seel, Sumi Britton, Judith Dean, Janet Sharpe, Garry Inglis and Clare B Nourse
Med J Aust 2021; 215 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51270
Published online: 18 October 2021

A 3‐month‐old boy was admitted to paediatric intensive care with clinical sepsis, hepatosplenomegaly, severe anaemia, transaminitis, high lactate, and coagulopathy. He was born at 37 weeks’ gestation via emergency caesarean delivery for fetal bradycardia following an uncomplicated pregnancy.

  • Mandy X Wu1,2
  • Aoife Moore2,3
  • Mandy Seel4
  • Sumi Britton5
  • Judith Dean2
  • Janet Sharpe5,6
  • Garry Inglis5
  • Clare B Nourse1,2

  • 1 Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2 University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
  • 3 Mater Hospital Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD
  • 4 Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, QLD
  • 5 Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
  • 6 Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Sunshine Coast, QLD

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