Summary

Congenital syphilis occurs when a mother with syphilis passes the infection on to her baby during pregnancy or at birth.

For the first time since 2004, congenital syphilis has re-emerged in Victoria. Left untreated, congenital syphilis can lead to premature delivery, long term neurological problems, bone deformities, deafness and fetal death (stillbirth). Mid-trimester spontaneous miscarriage is the most common outcome of syphilis in pregnancy. This factsheet contains important information about congenital syphilis for women and their partners.

Details

Publication Type
Document
Topic
Factsheets
Date Published
25 Mar 2019
Size
3 pages
Available format
docx
Author
Department of Health & Human Services