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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.

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