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Early congenital syphilis and severe haematological disturbance.
  1. M C Stevens,
  2. P J Darbyshire,
  3. S M Brown
  1. Department of Oncology, Children's Hospital, Birmingham.


    The early clinical signs and symptoms of congenital syphilis are diverse but, if undiagnosed, signs of the disease may subside until the late stigmata appear. We report a case that illustrates that the haematological signs and symptoms may be so severe as to mimic a diagnosis of leukaemia or disseminated malignant disease.

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