Three of seven infants afflicted with congenital syphilis at our institution in the past five years showed diffuse pulmonary infiltrates. These persisted long after adequate antibiotic treatment of the primary infection. Review of pathologic literature suggests these infiltrates represent pulmonary immaturity, extramedullary hematopoiesis, and interstitial scarring.
KeywordsPublic Health Antibiotic Treatment Syphilis Primary Infection Pulmonary Infiltrate
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