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syphilis
 

Syphilis is a chronic, infectious, sexually transmitted disease where the infecting organism penetrates intact mucous membranes or abrasions in the skin, entering lymphatics and blood.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 

 
Causes

Causes may include:

 

  • spirochete treponema pallidum
  • blood transfusion (rare)
 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

 

  • immediate examination of all sexual contacts
  • hospitalization - for symptomatic late syphilis
  • no sexual activity until cured
  • medications

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