Congenital Syphilis Review Board Meeting: May 27, 2022 from 1PM-3PM PST. Registration is required.
What is Congenital Syphilis?
Congenital syphilis (CS) occurs when a mother with untreated or inadequately treated syphilis passes the infection to her baby during pregnancy. Congenital syphilis can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and prematurity. Babies born with congenital syphilis may have deformed bones, anemia, an enlarged liver and spleen, jaundice, brain and nerve problems, meningitis, and skin rashes. Congenital syphilis is completely preventable.
Congenital Syphilis in Nevada
Syphilis is on the rise throughout the entire country. In comparison to other states, Nevada is ranked 1st for primary and secondary syphilis and ranked 4th for congenital syphilis rates in 2019. Most congenital syphilis cases in Nevada originate out of Southern Nevada. In 2020, Clark County had 43 congenital syphilis cases.
The Core Team consist of health care providers, representatives from local health care systems, and Health District staff. This team meets frequently to establish the Congenital Syphilis Review Board mission, goals, and objectives. The Core Team also determines which cases should be prioritized and presented to the Case Review Team (CRT).
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