Skeletal presentation of congenital syphilis: Case report and review of the literature

John S. Toohey

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Abstract

Congenital syphilis is a rare disease. Primary skeletal presentation is also unusual, and recognition and prompt treatment are necessary to avoid devastating consequences. Differential diagnoses include trauma. Caffey’s disease, scurvy, and hypervitaminosis D. Penicillin treatment will reverse most changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-106
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

Keywords

  • Congenital syphilis
  • Metaphysitis
  • Periostitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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