Flashcards in Chapter 18: Assessing Children: Infancy Through Adolescence Deck (4)
In utero infection by Treponema pallidum usually occurs after the 16th week of gestation and affects virtually all fetal organs. If it is not treated, __% of infected babies die before birth and another 30% shortly thereafter.
Facial stigmata shown here include bulging of the frontal bones (frontal bossing), and nasal bridge depression (saddle nose), both from ___________; rhinitis from weeping nasal mucosal lesions (snuffles); and a circumoral rash.
What is frontal bossing?
Abnormal prominence of the frontal bones. This is a rare finding on fetal sonography.
[From "Diagnostic Ultrasound": The Fetal Face and Neck; retrieved from Clinical Key]