Incidence of glomerulonephritis in congenital syphilis.


We present 5 patients with abnormal urinalysis from a series of 11 infants with congenital syphilis. Three of these 5 patients had a biopsy that demonstrated a membranous glomerulonephritis, and in two cases treponemal antigens were identified in the capillaries of the glomeruli. We suggest that glomerulonephritis with few clinical manifestations is a frequent complication of congenital syphilis and that every patient with congenital syphilis must be studied in order to detect alterations in glomerular function.

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@article{SnchezBayle1983IncidenceOG, title={Incidence of glomerulonephritis in congenital syphilis.}, author={Marciano S{\'a}nchez-Bayle and Jos{\'e} Luis Ecija and Rosario Martos Estepa and M J Cambronero and Ma Angels Mart{\'i}nez}, journal={Clinical nephrology}, year={1983}, volume={20 1}, pages={27-31} }