“Congenital syphilis in Italy: multicentre study”.

Piero Valentini, E Tridapalli, Mg Capretti, Ml Bacchi Reggiani, M Stronati, G Faldella, Al Et

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivista

Abstract

Objective To study the prevalence of congenital syphilis and its risk factors in Italy. Study design Prospective study from 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007. Data on mother–child pairs were collected for every syphilis seropositive mother. Results Maternal syphilis seroprevalence at delivery was 0.17%. 207 infants were born to 203 syphilis seropositive mothers. In 25 newborns it was possible to diagnose congenital syphilis (20/100 000 live births). Maternal risk factors included age <20 years, no antenatal care and no adequate treatment. The infected babies were more often preterm or weighed <2000 g at birth. Discussion Many syphilis seropositive mothers were foreign born but the risk of an infected newborn was not higher in foreign-born than in Italian seropositive women. The significant factors were lack of antenatal screening and inadequate maternal treatment. Conclusion Syphilis is a re-emerging infection in Italy. Prevention strategies should include antenatal serological tests for all pregnant women and treatment for infected mothers.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)211-213
Numero di pagine3
RivistaArchives of Disease in Childhood
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2010

Keywords

  • congenital infection
  • syphilis

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