CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · AJP Rep 2017; 07(03): e167-e170
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1603955
Case Report
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Congenital Syphilis Masquerading as Leukemia

Tiffany Lee1, 2, Stephanie Bell3, Jason Scimeme2, 4, Nizar Maraqa2, 5
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
  • 2Wolfson Children's Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida
  • 3Rocky Mountain College Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program, Billings, Montana
  • 4Division of Pediatric Critical Care, University of Florida College of Medicine- Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
  • 5Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University of Florida College of Medicine- Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
Further Information

Publication History

04 January 2017

04 May 2017

Publication Date:
23 August 2017 (online)

Abstract

As of late, the incidence of congenital syphilis in the United States is increasing. Each new case represents a failure of preventing, diagnosing, and treating syphilis in pregnant women. Pediatricians should confirm that all women have received adequate screening for and management of syphilis during pregnancy. Congenital syphilis is easily treatable but may be a diagnostic challenge with high morbidity and mortality.

Author Contribution

Nizar Maraqa (the corresponding author) wrote the first draft of the article.