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Estimating Benzathine Penicillin Need for the Treatment of Pregnant Women Diagnosed with Syphilis during Antenatal Care in High-Morbidity Countries

Syphilis infection can be transmitted from mother to infant during pregnancy resulting in congenital syphilis. Injectable penicillin is the only recommended treatment for syphilis occurring in pregnant women to prevent congenital syphilis and for infants born with…

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Suspected neonatal sepsis requires judicious use of tests, antimicrobials

Early onset neonatal sepsis (EONS) can be difficult to diagnose while waiting for the results of laboratory cultures, because sometimes mild clinical signs such as transient tachypnea resolve. In addition, some types of diagnostic testing are only useful to determine whether treatment should be discontinued. Certain types of diagnostic testing… 

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