Congenital syphilis. Definition

Medical Definition: congenital syphilis

Syphilis acquired in the intrauterine period of development. Affect the fetus by the rupture of the placental barrier, allowing the passage of Treponema pallidum from mother to fetus. Produce some malformations in one or the other organs depending on the time when infection occurred in the fetus. Perhaps the most common are keratitis and deafness.

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