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Alex Sylvester

on 15 November 2012

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There are four stages of syphilis.

1. Primary
2. Secondary
3. Latent
4. Late or (Tertiary Syphilis) Obstacle 1 Obstacle 2 Obstacle 3 Goal Start Treponema Pallidum(Syphilis) -The bacteria is still in the body although there may be no symptoms, transmission does not occur (inactive).

-It can stay inactive forever or become active years later.

-Usually syphilis does not progress pass this stage even if not treated. Treatment No more Syphilis. Contracting Syphilis What happens, and what to do about it. Stages of Syphilis Latent -Penicillin is used to treat all stages.

-Primary stage: one shot. Half a dose in each butt cheek.

-Secondary and Latent: 3 injections. Some side effects.

-Late: Many injections. Stops further damage of organs but does not repair or treat them.

-Follow ups with your doctor are very important. Although treatment is usually successful, it has been known to fail. Blood tests are used to make sure the antibiotics worked. Syphilis is one of many sexual transmitted diseases (STD) that affects multiple people in every culture. The bacterium that causes syphilis is called Treponema Pallidum. This bacterium can be treated, but will increase the risk of long term health complications, and possibly death. You Origins Causes Primary Secondary Late There is no actual evidence of where this disease began, although there are theories on its origin from prehistoric existence. - One theory is that syphilis was around in classical Greece in its venereal form.

- Another theory is that syphilis could have evolved from a highly contagious ancestral species of the bacteria because of the differing ecological conditions. Most of the time Syphilis is transmitted by sexual contact (oral, vaginal, anal, and potentially even by kissing). Syphilis can cause sores on genitals, even hidden parts, then can leek a clear liquid that if it comes in contact with breaks in skin or mucous membranes it is likely to be transmitted and cause new sores. Syphilis can be transmitted from mothers to newborns, but with proper treatment and routine screening this can be completely avoided. If treated early enough, example: primary stage, syphilis can possibly be cured, or prevented from developing in to later stages. Usually just one ulcer/chancre, that appears 10-100 days after infection.
It appears as a red dome where the bacteria initially multiply.
The chancre usually clears up or heals within a month or two.
The person is contagious during this stage. -If not treated in primary stage, the bacteria enter the blood stream.
-This stage occurs 6 weeks to 3 months after the chancre forms.
-A rash will develop, and get worse over time, occurring on palms and soles of the feet.
-Flu-like symptoms occur, such as headache and fatigue. Can also cause meningitis.
-can last for a year or two, and is contagious if the rash is present. -15% of people who have not been treated develop late syphilis about 10-30 years after being infected.

-Effects of late syphilis:
-brain, nerve, eye, heart, blood vessel, liver, bones, and joint damage

-Syphilis can still be treated and cured at this stage, but all the damage is permanent Work Cited N.p."Syphilis - CDC Fact Sheet". http://www.cdc.gov/std/syphilis/stdfact-syphilis.htm. N.p. 19/10/12 Web. 15/11/12.

N.p. "Syphilis". http://bodyandhealth.canada.com/channel_condition_info_details.asp?channel_id=1020&disease_id=208. MediResource Inc. 2011-2012. Web. 15/11/12

N.p. "Origins of Syphilis". http://www.archaeology.org/9701/newsbriefs/syphilis.html. Archaeological Institute of America. 1997. Web. 15/11/12.

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