A case of syphilis in a pregnant woman

Saori Sato, Taizo Takeshita, Masutaka Furue

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We report here a case of syphilis in a pregnant woman. A 27-year-old pregnant woman (23 weeks of gestation) noticed flat warty papules in her vulvar region and slightly raised scaly patches on her palms. Two weeks later, the papules in her vulvar region disappeared but the patches on her palms increased and also developed on her soles, and enanthem with white macules appeared in her buccal mucosa. A TPHA test performed at 18 weeks of gestation was negative. Serologic tests for syphilis were again performed at 25 weeks of gestation, and the results were positive. The eruption cleared after 4 weeks of oral administration of amoxicillin. She successfully gave birth to a baby boy at 37 weeks of gestation. The TPHA-IgM titer of the baby has been negative since the day of his birth, suggesting that Treponema pallidum was not transmitted to the baby.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-377
Number of pages4
JournalNishinihon Journal of Dermatology
Volume72
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 10 2010

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Syphilis
Pregnant Women
Pregnancy
Parturition
Treponema pallidum
Amoxicillin
Mouth Mucosa
Serologic Tests
Immunoglobulin M
Oral Administration

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  • Dermatology

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A case of syphilis in a pregnant woman. / Sato, Saori; Takeshita, Taizo; Furue, Masutaka.

In: Nishinihon Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 72, No. 4, 10.09.2010, p. 374-377.

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Sato, Saori ; Takeshita, Taizo ; Furue, Masutaka. / A case of syphilis in a pregnant woman. In: Nishinihon Journal of Dermatology. 2010 ; Vol. 72, No. 4. pp. 374-377.
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