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medicine for quaternary syphilis

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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Tertiary?: Late-latent syphilis is tertiary syphilis and can produce significant changes and death in individuals affected.
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
You're already dead!: Classification of syphilis is based either on time from initial infection (early/late/late-latent) vs on syndromes (primary, secondary, tertiary). If ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No such thing: The latest stage of syphilis is tertiary; there is no "quaternary" stage. Untreated syphilis almost never is fatal, but once in a while it can caus ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
None: There is no quaternary syphilis. Tertiary is the last stage and is the most dangerous because it affects your nervous system.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Quaternary syphilis: Many believe that the last stage of syphilis is tertiary. Quaternary syphilis is a term used in late stage syphilis in which heart or brain (neuro ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
IV Penicillin.: Late infections need IV penicillin for at least 10 days. If the patient is allergic Ceftriaxone can be used. Other kinds of late disease may be trea ... Read More
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: May develop a sort of neuropathy which can be very painfull.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
Only in: Urine or serum drug tests.
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Dr. Haresh Sawlani
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is specific for herpes only, will not work for syphillis.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Not always: VDRL is still time honored inexpensive test for mass screening of syphilis , some times will give false positive results , then need as in yours , m ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
It's possible: Neurosyphilis can lead to symptoms of dementia and personality change . See your PCP for evaluation and appropriate referrals if needed.
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 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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