Syphilis Rash Around Eye

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Alternative Names

Congenital lues; Fetal syphilis


Symptoms in newborns may include:

  • Failure to gain weight or failure to thrive
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • No bridge to nose (saddle nose)
  • Early rash -- small blisters on the palms and soles
  • Later rash -- copper-colored, flat or bumpy rash on the face, palms, and soles
  • Rash of the mouth, genitalia, and anus
  • Watery discharge from the nose

Symptoms in older infants and young children...

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