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Early congenital syphilis in a premature newborn: typical cutaneous manifestations in atypical skin areas
  1. Milena Tana,
  2. Alessandra Lio,
  3. Giovanni Vento
  1. Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, UCSC, Rome, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Giovanni Vento, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology Pol. A. Gemelli, Università Cattolica S. Cuore, Largo A. Gemelli, 8 00168, Rome, Italy; vento{at}

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The illustrated infant was birthed by an emergency caesarean section owing to placental abruption at 35 weeks of gestational age. The mother was serologically negative for relevant infections, except for a …

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  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethics Committee of the Department of Paediatrics.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.