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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
45 years experience Dentistry
How old?: In days past, syphilis was a common cause of blindness in newborns
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Syphilis and kids: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease if left untreated, can lead to serious health problems in children and adults. Syphilis affects the heart a ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Syphilis(s) is a germ that can pass to the fetus at any stage of pregnancy if it enters the blood stream at that time. If mom has treated or latent s ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Untreated syphilis can be passed to a newborn at any stage of pregnancy, but is more likely transferred if it is acquired for the first time during pr ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 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 23-year-old member asked:
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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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
Antibiotics: Use the right kind of antibiotics would do. Let dermatologist help you, don't treat yourself.
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