Congenital Syphilis Masquerading as Leukemia
04 January 2017
04 May 2017
23 August 2017 (online)
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.
Nizar Maraqa (the corresponding author) wrote the first draft of the article.