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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 may include:



Causes may include:


  • spirochete treponema pallidum
  • blood transfusion (rare)

Treatment may include:


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

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