What is Syphilis?


Syphilis is a bacterial infection usually transmitted through sexual contact. The disease starts with a painless wound in the genitals, the rectum or the mouth and develops in stages , affecting everyone who comes in direct contact with the ulcers it causes on the skin and the mucous membranes. After the initial infection the bacterium [...]

What is Syphilis?2018-12-07T10:08:13+02:00

What are the symptoms?


Syphilis progresses in stages and its symptoms vary with its stage. Sometimes the stage may coincide and the symptoms will not manifest in the same order. Primary syphilis. The first sign of syphilis is a small sore also called chancre and it appears on the very spot where the bacterium entered the body. Although many [...]

What are the symptoms?2018-12-07T10:07:01+02:00

What are the causes and the risk factors?


Cause of syphilis is a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. The most common transmission channel of the disease is trough contact with a patients chancre. The bacterium enters the body through minor wounds or cuts that are on the skin or the mucous membranes. Syphilis is contagious in its primary and secondary stage and sometimes at [...]

What are the causes and the risk factors?2018-12-07T10:05:31+02:00

What are the complications?


If syphilis is not cured it can cause severe damage to the whole body. It increases the danger of contracting HIV while it threatens women with serious problems during pregnancy. The treatment may prevent future damages but it can not repair or reverse damages already occuring. Small papules. These may develop on the skin, the [...]

What are the complications?2018-12-07T10:04:15+02:00

What is the treatment?


If syphilis is diagnosed and treated in its early stages it is easy to be cured. Penicillin is the preferred treatment in all of its stages, an antibiotic that kills the organism causing syphilis. If the patient is allergic to Penicillin another antibiotic can be used. A simple Penicillin injection can stop the progress of [...]

What is the treatment?2018-12-07T10:00:44+02:00
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