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Syphilis

disease
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Esteban Ortega

on 5 October 2012

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By Esteban Ortega and Michael Zuniga Syphilis Begins with painless sores on genitals, rectum, hands, or mouth. Symtoms of Syphilis Primary Stage
Small painless open sores on:
Genitals
Mouth
Skin
or Rectum
They usually heal in 3-6 weeks. Stages of Syphilis Secondary Stage
During the secondary stage, a skin rash usually on hands and feet develops. When a vital organ is affected by the disease.
Cardiovascular Syphilis- Affects aorta of the heart
Neurosyphilis- Central nervous system disorders.
Gumma- tumors of skin, bones, and liver Tertiary Stage Diagnosis
Phisical exams and blood test can determine if you have syphilis.
Dark Field examination of fluid from sore
Fluid from sore is put into slide with special lighting. Three ways you can get syphilis
Sexual Contact
Mother passes it to child
Spreads person to person with skin or mucus membrane contact with sores. Modes of Transportation Syphilis is most contagious during its primary and secondary stages. But it is also contagious in the early part of the tertituary stage. Period of Communicability The first effective treatment of syphilis is Salvarson.
Easy to cure if caught early.
Antibiotics usually used , mainly penicillin
Even if mother is cured during pregnancy, the child is given a dose after birth.
The first day after using penicilin the patient may experrience Jarisch-Herheimer. the patient experiences a fever, chills, nausea, achy pain, and headache. Treatment The patient may be cured without further damage
Previous damage cannot be fixed.
With treatment the patient will recover
Vital organ damage from tertiary stages can affect patients life. Prognosis many states require testing for syphilis before a marrieage.
Mozart died of syphilis
Syphilis is most common in cases where men have sex with other men.
Syhilis increases the chances of getting HIV. Facts Applaud Antibiotics are used to treat syphilis Review Salvarson is the first effective treatment of syphilis. Primary Stage is the stage where sores start to appear Tertitiary stage is when the vital organs get infected Syphilis IS chronic and lethal. Syphilis can be diagnosed through Dark Field examination. Syphilis is caused by bacteria called Treponema Pallidum. Syphilis is spread through sexual contact and from mother to child during pregnancy. Syphilis is easy to cure if it is discovered early. Syphilis is a disease caused by a bacteria called Treponema Pallidum. It is a chronic and lethat disease. What is Syphilis? Syphilis can be diagnosed through Dark Field examination Syphilis is caused by bacteria called Treponema Pallidum. Syphilis is spread through sexual contact and from mother to child during pregnancy. Syphilis is easy to cure if it is discovered early.
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