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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Tertiary?: Late-latent syphilis is tertiary syphilis and can produce significant changes and death in individuals affected.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
See below: Now very rare (except in immune deficient patiens e.g. Aids) syphilis has many presentations primrysyphilis presents with sores in the genital area ( ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Six Weeks: This can vary but it is usually thought to be six weeks. Sometimes in the acute phase the test is so positive that it gives a false negative. So, doc ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Germ can be killed: The germs of syphillis can be cured with antibiotics. If that germ has injured or destroyed some tissues in your body those tissues may or may not be ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
A myth: There's no such thing as "black syphilis." it's an old myth, perhaps told to soldiers to keep them from having sex with locals.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Exposure to germ: Syphillis is usually transmitted sexually thru contact with an infected person. That person may be asymptomatic and or have thought they had a flu lik ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Pencillin: Preferably with high-dose penicillin, either given by injection or infusion, depending on the stage.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Peniccilin: Good old fashioned penicillin is still the standard first line treatment for syphilis. For people with an allergy to penicillin there are other antibi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Skin to skin contact: Syphilis is spread via skin to skin contact with an infected painless sore called a chancre. If the infected sore come into contact with another perso ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Antibiotics: Use the right kind of antibiotics would do. Let dermatologist help you, don't treat yourself.
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