Chapter 48. Syphilis

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Vanessa Laibl MD and
  2. George D. Wendel Jr MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch48

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Laibl, V. and Wendel, G. D. (2005) Syphilis, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch48

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390-9032, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • syphilis;
  • syphilis in pregnant women, relating to illicit drug use;
  • spirochetes, crossing placenta to produce chronic infection;
  • Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL);
  • rapid plasma reagin (RPR) tests;
  • primary and secondary syphilis;
  • Treponema pallidum spirochetes;
  • fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test (FTA-ABS)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background and Incidence

  • Pathophysiology

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • Prevention

  • Suggested Reading