A premature newborn with vesiculobullous skin lesions


Vural M. , ILIKKAN B. , Polat E. , Demir T. , Perk Y.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.162, sa.3, ss.197-199, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 162 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00431-002-1117-3
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.197-199

Özet

Although the rate of congenital syphilis is declining in Western Europe and in the USA, a significant increase is observed in the developing countries. In this contribution, a newborn with cutaneous manifestations of congenital syphilis is presented. Conclusion: Pediatricians should be attentive when confronted with vesiculobullous skin lesions in a newborn, and congenital syphilis should be considered in the differential diagnosis.

Although the rate of congenital syphilis is declining in Western Europe and in the USA, a significant increase is observed in the developing countries. In this contribution, a newborn with cutaneous manifestations of congenital syphilis is presented. Conclusion: Pediatricians should be attentive when confronted with vesiculobullous skin lesions in a newborn, and congenital syphilis should be considered in the differential diagnosis.