Nonimmune hydrops fetalis and fetal congenital syphilis: A case report

M. Hallak, J. F. Peipert, A. Ludomirsky, J. Byers

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Nonimmune hydrops fetalis occurred secondary to a syphilitic infection. Ultrasonographic evaluation and cordocentesis were used to confirm the antenatal infection. An IgM antibody specific for Treponema pallidum wall antigen (anti-47-kDa) was used to document the fetal infection. High-dose intravenous penicillin was administered in an attempt to achieve adequate fetal levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of reproductive medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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