Syphilis and borreliosis during pregnancy

Dermatol Ther. May-Jun 2008;21(3):205-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2008.00192.x.

Abstract

Syphilis and lyme borreliosis have similar etiologic, clinical, and epidemiologic characteristics. Both are multisystem infectious disorders spread worldwide. Their clinical course can be divided into three stages and as to spirochetal origin, antibiotic therapy is similar too. Taxonomical relationship of Treponema and Borrelia could explain also congenital manifestations well-known in syphilis, and suggested in borreliosis. Therapy of pregnant women with syphilis and lyme borreliosis should follow the same strategy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Congenital Abnormalities / microbiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical / prevention & control*
  • Lyme Disease / diagnosis
  • Lyme Disease / drug therapy
  • Lyme Disease / transmission*
  • Penicillin G / administration & dosage*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / microbiology
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / therapy*
  • Syphilis / diagnosis
  • Syphilis / drug therapy
  • Syphilis / transmission*
  • Syphilis, Congenital* / diagnosis
  • Syphilis, Congenital* / therapy

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Penicillin G