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Sex Transm Infect. Dec 2007; 83(7): 590–591.
PMCID: PMC2598640
Congenital syphilis in Italy
A Matteelli, V Dal Punta, A Angeli, R Basché, A C Carvalho, L R Tomasoni, G De Iaco, and M Spandrio
A Matteelli, V Dal Punta, R Basché, A C Carvalho, L R Tomasoni, G De Iaco, Institute of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
A Angeli, M Spandrio, Division of Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care, Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy
Correspondence to: Dr A Matteelli
Institute of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Brescia, Piazza Spedali Civili, 1–25125 Brescia, Italy; amatteelli@bsnet.it
Accepted June 11, 2007.
Abstract
The cases are described of two infants who developed clinical and laboratory signs of congenital syphilis in Northern Italy, a region where the disease had not been documented for several years. The report urges greater vigilance and screening for syphilis among pregnant women and newborns, and contributes to the evidence that the incidence of syphilis is rising among women in Italy.
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