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Iam afraid to have syphilis for 10 years due to sexual assult so i did vdrl (qualitative) the result is negative is it certain i donot have it ? i taked already amoxicillin 875 mg twice aday for 10 days is it because lymphadenitis?

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Sorry you were assaulted. Chances are that with neg test you are OK I dont know why Amox. was given. The first sentence is confusing. You had Syph for 10 yrs?. pl clarify.

Answered 5/25/2023

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

If clinical suspicion remains high, a FTA-ABS test will remain positive in late stages and can be run to rule it out. Let your doc weigh in as other diagnoses may need to be considered in your case.

Answered 5/25/2023

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