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European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 152, Issue 6, pp 493–495 | Cite as

Congenital neurosyphilis revisited

  • B. Wolf
  • K. Kalangu
Infectious Diseases

Abstract

The clinical symptoms, serological results and computed tomographic findings of two Zimbabwean children, one with the early meningeal and one with the late parenchymatous form of congenital neurosyphilis are reported. The paediatrician's suspicion of the existence of this condition should remain high as long as syphilis continues to flourish worldwide.

Key words

Congenital neurosyphilis Childhood Cranial computed tomography Zimbabwe 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Wolf
    • 1
  • K. Kalangu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsBulawayo Central HospitalBulawayoZimbabwe
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of ZimbabweHarareZimbabwe

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