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How Long Does Fever Associated With Syphilis Last
See below: Syphilitic disease of the spine, similar to bone and joint syphilis elsewhere in the body, may be encountered following either the congenital or acquired forms of infection. It may manifest itself, first, as an arthralgia or backache; second, as a necrosis of the vertebrœ, and, third, as a; charcot spine accompanied by cerebro-spinal degeneration. It may be a life long issue. ...Read more
Are syphilis chancres always filled with pus? What does the pus look like? What are other symptoms of syphilis? How long is it before a chancre shows?
SOMETHING: Sounds like something's wrong. It would help if an expert has a chance to look at the lesion and identify it. Going to the dr wont be anonymous but better than worrying about it. Maybe the dr will even provide advice that might help now and in the future. Try it. Of xourse, this may just be an academic question - you could google it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 2-5 weeks.: Treponemal antibody tests, like fta-abs and mha-tp usually become positive two to five weeks after the initial infection. These tests stay positive, even after therapy. The vdrl and RPR probably become positive before then. The fastest test would likely be the darkfield exam, but that needs a sample from the chancre, or fist lesion, and needs to be done 10 minutes after getting the sample. ...Read more
Is a syphilis test accurate after just about five years after last exposure?Can syphilis disappear before then?Shold I still be woried?nontreponemal?
Testing for Syphilis: Exposure is different from infection. Once infected tests some tests are + for life. exposure does not give + test. Some tests are good + for life. Unless your immune system is ravaged by AIDs. Good review at uptodate.com Trust you use a condom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Starts?: Your questions this morning are very curious. What do you mean by 'start's. An infection either happens or it does not. Syphilis can take six weeks or more to show up after an exposure. But, if a sore happens then one needs to get the sore evaluated urgently. It is better here on the internet to ask specific questions or description of the exact thing you are feeling or seeing. ...Read more
Weeks to months: Testing for syphillis relies on both non-specific tests that can be falsley +or - and more specific germ tests as backup. A + or rising level of a screening test is confirmed by a germ test. The most specific test is finding the germ in material from a lesion. Since transmission ~30% per contact with an infected source, a single dose of penicillin is often given as early as exposure is suspected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on form: The preferred treatment for newly acquired (primary)syphillis is a single dose of penicillin g with avoidance of sexual activity until any primary leasons are healed. Followup blood tests at 6 & 12 months are recomended to verify the success of initial treatment or recurrance. Weekly pcn x3 is recomended for latent disease. Since other std's often co-exist variations in rx are often needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will 2.4 bpg protect from syphilis if re-exposed...I have read from other doc and medical textbook 3-4 weeks?
Asking: that question is like asking if my Parachute will open a second time if I jump again without packing it! The way to protect against syphilis is to use prevention and COMMON SENSE about your Partner(s) My opinion only BTW Syphilis is a REPORTABLE disease and patients should be treated until clear before they have sexual contact again! ...Read more
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