Apparent failure of one injection of benzathine penicillin G for syphilis during pregnancy in human immunodeficiency virus-seronegative Africa women
It appears that at least two benzathine penicillin G injections need to be given to pregnant women infected with syphilis to effectively prevent newborn complications. Pregnancy and birth records were analyzed of 212 infected South African women given zero to three benzathine penicillin G injections during pregnancy. Infants born to women given two or three injections during pregnancy had higher birth weights and were less likely to be born prematurely or die at or before birth than those whose mothers were given fewer injections.
Publication Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
John Darwall MD: Birmingham's forgotten children's physician
Publication Name: Archives of Disease in Childhood
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