Congenital syphilis, still a reality in 21st century: a case report

J Med Case Rep. 2007 Sep 19;1:90. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-1-90.


Congenital syphilis is a preventable disease and its presence reflects a failure of prenatal care delivery systems, as well as syphilis control programmes. The procedure to prevent congenital syphilis through antenatal screening and treatment is well established. But implementation of effective programmes has proved very difficult especially in resource constrained countries.