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quaternary syphilis signs

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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. Valentin Drezaliu
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: May develop a sort of neuropathy which can be very painfull.
A 48-year-old member asked:
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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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Congenital syphilis: A rash, enlarged lymph nodes, enlarged liver and spleen occur in the first 3 months. There may be poor weight gain, seizures, or hydrocephalus. Women ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Syphilis symptoms: Same as anywhere else. Primary (initial) infection: genital sore, usually painless, often with swelling of nearby lymph nodes. Secondary stage (2-4 m ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Moles: Moles are never a sign of syphilis. Syphilis has a charastis sign, which you can google.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: The skin lesions of syphilis are variable but will not be confined to the acne zones and will not produce pus. If you are concerned that you may have ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes and yes: Most cases of syphilis are asymptomatic most of the time. If you think you might have been exposed, you need a blood test. If recently exposed, wait u ... Read More
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