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Rev Rhum Engl Ed. 1995 Jun;62(6):433-7.

Skeletal lesions in early congenital syphilis (a review of 86 cases).

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Infectious Diseases Department, Pediatric Teaching Hospital Ibn Sina-Rabat, Morocco.


Early congenital syphilis is still common in Morocco, where it causes a large number of stillbirths and neonatal deaths. Over the last 16 years, we managed 86 cases of congenital syphilis in infants aged one day to four months. Multiple organs were affected in half the patients. Skeletal lesions were found in 65% of patients, Wimberger's sign in nearly 20% (17/86), and pseudoparalysis in 23%. The significance of the skeletal lesions often seen in congenital syphilis in Morocco is emphasized.

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