Definition of Syphilis, congenital
Syphilis, congenital: Infection of a fetus or newborn with syphilis. Syphilis in a fetus can cause deformity, particularly of the long bones, or death. Syphilis infection acquired at birth is also dangerous.
See also TORCH infection.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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