Management of Infants Born to Mothers with Positive Syphilis Serology Guideline v1.3
All babies whose mother have had positive syphilis serology antenatally should have an Antenatal Positive Syphilis Serology Birth Plan. This should be in the Neonatal Alert folder as well as on the Electronic Template. If no birth plan is available please speak to the Neonatal Consultant on call the Virology Consultant on call and the GUM consultant in-hours to formulate a plan.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
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