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Circinate lesions and syphilitic pemphigus of the soles present at birth in the same infant as in Figure 2.68. Figure 2.69. Circinate lesions and syphilitic pemphigus of the soles present at birth in the same infant as in Figure 2.68. Figure 2.70. Marked hepatosplenomegaly in an infant with congenital syphilis. Hepatomegaly occurs in 50 to 60 of affected infants. It is frequently associated with jaundice, anemia, splenomegaly and ascites. In the spectrum of congenital syphilis...

Perinatal Infection

Cocci Lesions

The immediate and long-term effects of perinatal infection are a major problem throughout the world. Perinatal infection is relatively common among the over 4 million births per year in the United States but the incidence is dependent upon the organism. One percent of newborn infants excrete cytomegalovirus. Fifteen percent are infected with Chlamydia trachomatis one-third develop conjunctivitis and one-sixth, pneumonia. One to eight per 1,000 live births develop bacterial sepsis. In utero or...