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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
How is congenital syphilis diagnosed?
A simple blood test can determine if a mother or her child has syphilis.
For older infants, in which the disease has progressed, an eye exam, bone x-ray or spinal tap can detect the presence of syphilis in the eyes, bones or brain and central nervous system, respectively.
How is Congenital varicella syndrome diagnosed?
If you contract chicken pox during her pregnancy, fetal ultrasounds can monitor your baby to determine if varicella affects its development.
How is congenital fifth disease diagnosed?
Fifth disease is usually diagnosed based on a medical history and physical examination. The rash and progression of fifth disease is unique and can easily be diagnosed.
A blood test can determine if the mother:
To determine if the baby has been infected with fifth disease, your physician can test for parvovirus B19 in amniotic fluid or fetal blood.
How is HIV diagnosed?
If your in infant is born to an HIV-infected mother, he may not test positive at birth and it may be necessary for him to undergo multiple blood tests at different intervals during his first 6 months of life.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”