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What is the treatment for systemic/disseminated gonococcal infection?

What is the treatment for systemic/disseminated gonococcal infection?

Treatment : This is serious condition that required IV or IM shot of strong antibiotics(ceftriaxone one of them) for 1-2weeks minimum. ...Read more

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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection that can cause serious health problems if ...Read more


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What is the treatment for quaternary syphilis?

What is the treatment for quaternary syphilis?

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 treated with once-weekly intramuscular penicillin g for three weeks. If allergic, Doxycycline or tetracycline may be used, for a longer duration. These treatments can stop further progression, but not fully reverse damage already done. ...Read more

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Is there any specific way to distinguish genital warts (condyloma) caused by low-risk HPV & condyloma caused by the secondary stage of syphilis?

Is there any specific way to distinguish genital warts (condyloma) caused by low-risk HPV & condyloma caused by the secondary stage of syphilis?

Yes: If your physician can biopsy the warts then the cause can be determined accurately. If you want to avoid this you can get blood tests for syphillis to make sure you do not have syphillis. ...Read more

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Docs, could a HIV positive person get acute retroviral syndrome upon reinfection?

Docs, could a HIV positive person get acute retroviral syndrome upon reinfection?

Yes, theoretically: Yes, it is theoretically possible that someone could get acute retroviral syndrome upon reinfection with another strain of HIV. First of all, reinfection is very, very rare but not impossible. However, reinfection with a second strain (perhaps more powerful than the original strain) theoretically could cause an acute retroviral syndrome as it is a completely new infection altogether. ...Read more

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What is the difference between contracting genetal herpes and syphilis?

What is the difference between contracting genetal herpes and syphilis?

Two very different : One is caused by a virus and the other by a type of bacteria called a spirochaete. Both can last a lifetime, but syphilis can be eradicated under most circumstances, whereas once you have herpes simplex it is there forever. Both are sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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What is the cure of treponema pallidum (syphilis)?

What is the cure of treponema pallidum (syphilis)?

Treatment: Depending on the stage of syphilis, intramuscular of intravenous penicillin is recommended with Doxycycline as a back up for penicillin allergy. Follow-up testing is recommended. ...Read more

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Will 1 g of azithromycin cure syphilis?

Will 1 g of azithromycin cure syphilis?

Yes and no: In many parts of the world, including much of the US and Europe, syphilis bacteria are resistant to azithromcyin, so it is not used or recommended for treatment or prevention. However, it is effective and sometimes used where resistance isn't a problem, such as many parts of Africa. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for syphilis?

Penicillin: Injectable(intramuscular) penicillin remaims the treatment of choice for all stages of syphilis. If the patient is penicillin allergic, other choices include tetracyclines, macrolides, such as erthromycin and ceftriaxone. Duration of therapy depends on the stage of the disease. Some of the non penicillin treatments suffer from antibiotic resistance. Follow up to insure cure is advised. ...Read more

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Does tertiary syphilis affect the face?

Does tertiary syphilis affect the face?

Rarely if ever: It could happen but almost never does. In 40 years in the STD business, I have never seen this. ...Read more

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Urethra tip discomfort/itch/pain. Is this a symptom for chlamydia? + PCR semen chlamydia. - PCR urethral swab chlamydia. Why? Treatment? Curable? Help

Urethra tip discomfort/itch/pain. Is this a symptom for chlamydia? + PCR semen chlamydia. - PCR urethral swab chlamydia. Why? Treatment? Curable? Help

Seek medical help: You must be examined and treated. Period. You are infected and certainly contagious. Call for an appointment-TODAY. Always use condoms from now on. ...Read more

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How syphilis become cure after treatment?

How syphilis become cure after treatment?

Penicillin: Syphilis is treated with penicillin, usually via intramuscular injections. One shot for early disease and three shots (one weekly for 3 weeks) for late disease. Certain severe forms or congenital disease in babies is treated with IV doses. ...Read more

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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more

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Why is Syphilis serology done as oppose to Syphilis antibody?

Same thing: These are two names for the same set of tests. Both intend to diagnose current or past infection with syphilis. ...Read more

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What is the most effective orally administered treatment regimen for gonorrhea for an indian male who contracts the infection on mainland china?

Resistant Gonorrhea: In general this will come down to whether there is the new drug resistant form of gonorrhea being found in china as it is in many other parts of the world. If there is the new drug resistant gonorrhea there then there are no oral medications that work, but Ceftriaxone is used as an injection in this situation. ...Read more

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Is it rare to contract chlamydia through oral sex?

Is it rare to contract chlamydia through oral sex?

No.: Less common than herpes, but can be transmitted orally to whoever is performing the oral sex. Can cause chlamydial pharyngitis! ...Read more

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How is advanced syphilis treated?

How is advanced syphilis treated?

Penicillin: Preferably with penicillin, either by injection, or, or when it involves the nervous system, by IV infusion for 10 to 14 days. ...Read more