04 Dec 2023
30 Nov 2023
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by Treponema pallidum. This disease can be transmitted vertically from mother to fetus. Syphilis in pregnancy is the second highest cause of stillbirth globally and also contributes to preterm birth, low birth weight, neonatal death, and infection of the newborn (congenital syphilis). A 32-year-old woman of G4P2A1 with 37 weeks of gestation tested positive for VDRL underwent caesarean section due to previous cesarean section and Breech position. A girl with birth weight of 2100gr and body length of 34cm was born. APGAR score was 8/9. The patient was then consulted with a Dermatovenerologist however she was lost to follow up. Prevention of syphilis by screening and antenatal treatment need to be carried out for this disease. The CDC recommends that pregnant women should be treated with the penicillin regimen according to the stage of infection.