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Volume 23, Number 5—May 2017

Amoxicillin and Ceftriaxone as Treatment Alternatives to Penicillin for Maternal Syphilis

Yuichi KatanamiComments to Author , Takehiro Hashimoto, Saho Takaya, Kei Yamamoto, Satoshi Kutsuna, Nozomi Takeshita, Kayoko Hayakawa, Shuzo Kanagawa, and Norio Ohmagari
Author affiliations: National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

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Characteristics of 2 newborns of women with maternal syphilis, Japan*

Characteristic      Newborn for case-patient 1      Newborn for case-patient 2
Leukocytes, ×1,000 cells/μL      13.78      22.88
Neutrophils, %      76.0      68.0
Lymphocytes, %      13.0      18.0
Monocytes, %      7.0      4.0
Eosinophils, %      3.0      7.0
Hemoglobin, g/dL      14.7      19.2
Hematocrit, %      41.6      54.3
Platelets, ×10,000/μL      18.8      30.2
Total bilirubin, mg/dL      6.1      3.0
Direct bilirubin, mg/dL      0.1      0.2
Blood urea nitrogen, mg/dL      7.7      8.3
Serum creatinine, mg/dL      0.64      0.50
Aspartate aminotransferase, U/L      37      49
Alanine aminotransferase, U/L      10      23
Lactate dehydrogenase, U/L      595      560
Alkaline phosphatase, U/L      315      493
C-reactive protein, mg/dL      0.35      <0.01
Rapid plasma reagin titer      1:1      Negative
Chest radiograph      Unremarkable      Unremarkable
Bone radiograph      ND      Normal
Hepatomegaly      No      No

*ND, not done.

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