Congenital Syphilis Review Board Meeting: September 30, 2022 from 1PM-4PM 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.

Target Audience:

Case Review Team participants represent a variety of specialties which may include representation from: obstetrics, pediatrics, infectious disease, health care systems, public health, Medicaid, health education, community health workers, Child Protective Services, social services, correctional services, and behavioral health professionals. Additional representatives may be invited based on recommendations from the participants.

Questions: Taylor Lensch, tlensch@unr.edu


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