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How to treat congenital syphilis when aqueous penicillin is not available_?


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Clinical Problem:


Ira Shah
Medical Sciences Department, Pediatric Oncall, Mumbai, India

Address for Correspondence: Dr Ira Shah, 1, B Saguna, 271, B St Francis Road, Vile Parle {W}, Mumbai 400056


A 3 days old baby is diagnosed to have congenital syphilis on testing with VDRL. The child is asymptomatic and had normal birth with birth weight of 3kg. Cerebrospinal fluid {CSF} VDRL is negative. Injectable crystalline penicillin and procaine penicillin is not available.



How should this child be treated_?

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