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If untreated is syphilis deadly?

If untreated is syphilis deadly?

Absolutely: The Tuskeegee study, in which mostly black men in the US south known to have syphilis were followed until they became symptomatic with the advanced disease rather than being treated, was a crime. However, it left no doubt that one can indeed die of syphilis. Even today, one occasionally sees neurosyphilis or a ruptured thoracic aneurysm. ...Read more

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

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


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If untreated is Lyme disease fatal?

If untreated is Lyme disease fatal?

LYME DISEASE: Lyme disease can cause serious heart irregularities including complete heart block which can be fatal if not treated properly. ...Read more

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Is bronhieactsis deadly if left untreated?

Is bronhieactsis deadly if left untreated?

Bronchioectasias: Depending on the degree of bronchioectasias. In this condition lungs lose their ability to clear out mucus. When mucus can't be cleared, it builds up and creates an environment in which bacteria can grow. This leads to repeated, serious lung infections. Usually related with emphysema, COPD. ...Read more

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Is a fibroadenoma fatal if untreated?

Is a fibroadenoma fatal if untreated?

No : Fibroadenomas are noncancerous (benign) breast tumors. They are very common. ...Read more

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How dangerous is malaria untreated?

How dangerous is malaria untreated?

Very: It can be fatal, especially falciparum malaria, which can cause cerebral malaria, the most dangerous type. ...Read more

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What can happen if strep is untreated?

What can happen if strep is untreated?

You may infect: Others. Possible complications: infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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What common autoimmune disease can get serious if left untreated?

What common autoimmune disease can get serious if left untreated?

Not all: The majority of autoimmune diseases are chronic and mild in nature. Some, such as wegener's granulomatosis can be rapidly progressive and life threatening. ...Read more

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How serious is chlamydia?

How serious is chlamydia?

Serious: Can lead to infertility in women severe pelvic infection need for complex abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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What will happen if addison's disease is left untreated?

What will happen if addison's disease is left untreated?

Sure Death: Adiison Disease a serious endocrine condition in which a one lacks a very important hormone that the body needs to stay alive.This hormone cortisol is needed to fight infections and maintain normal electrolytes in blood If not treated the patient will certainly die President Kennedy had this condition but that did not kill him as he was treated ...Read more

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What would happen if hashimoto's disease is untreated?

What would happen if hashimoto's disease is untreated?

Not a good idea: Symptoms and problems would go uncorrected. Symptoms may include feeling tired, feeling cold, wt gain, constipation, slow thinking, and irritability. Other issues may include high blood pressure or high cholesterol that can increase the risk for heart disease. ...Read more

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If mild rheumatic fever is untreated & runs its course without serious complications, is an untreated strep infection likely to cause a relapse?

If mild rheumatic fever is untreated & runs its course without serious complications, is an untreated strep infection likely to cause a relapse?

Possible: Doesn't really matter if rf was initially 'mild', although i'm not sure what that means. Recurrence after another strep infection is always possible, but not definite. Yet the drawbacks of having repeated rf episodes are not good, particularly for the heart. Antibiotics are likely recommended chronically. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have chronic untreated peritonitis, or is there no such thing because untreated peritonitis is fatal?

Is it possible to have chronic untreated peritonitis, or is there no such thing because untreated peritonitis is fatal?

Peritonitis: Peritonitis is generally not fatal. Yes it can be chronic. Causes include liver failure,bacterial & viral infection, chemical, drug induced etc.....so it depends on the type what the treatment is. Treatment may be in the form of an antibiotics..or if there's fluid in the peritoneum..it may require drainage. The root cause needs to be identified. A gastroenterologist is the place to start. ...Read more

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What happens if gonorrhea is left untreated?

What happens if gonorrhea is left untreated?

Infertility: Gonorrhea is an std, reportable to state health agencies which require treatment.If not treated, it can be passed on to other parners. In women, it can cause infection in the tubes and ovaries, pelvic scarring, and infertility. It can cuase a serious infection in the pelvis leading to hospitalization, and can lead to hysterectomy and removal of tubes and ovaries, a young woman's nightmare. ...Read more

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If familial mediterranean fever is untreated can it cause death?

If familial mediterranean fever is untreated can it cause death?

Not directly: Fmf does not cause death directly (like say for example cancer or coronary artery disease). Patients with fmf do have higher rates of related diseases however, such as nephrotic syndrome or amyloidosis (also subfertility and miscarriages). These other diseases can all contribute to earlier death if the fmf is not treated regularly. ...Read more

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Why is HIV considered a life threatening disease?

Why is HIV considered a life threatening disease?

Uniformly fatal: Hiv is a virus that causes aids. Without therapy (multiple expensive targeted medications), the average life expectancy for someone who contracts HIV is 8 to 10 years, and without therapy virtually everyone with HIV would die of disease. This is why HIV is "life threatening". With appropriate drug treatments and good diet/lifestyle some people with HIV may live decades and die of other causes. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism a dangerous (even life threatening) condition? What can happen if left untreated?

Is hypothyroidism a dangerous (even life threatening) condition? What can happen if left untreated?

Yes: Often mild hypothyroidism, which is more common as you get older, can go unchecked for a long time--months to years. Severe hypothyroidism is another story--medically known as myxedema coma --it is a rare but life-threatening condition. Hypothyroidism is easy tested and treated, thus check with your doctor... ...Read more

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Can scarlet fever be fatal if it goes long untreated? If i left scarlet fever untreated thinking that it is normal fever, can this be fatal ? .

Can scarlet fever be fatal if it goes long untreated? If i left scarlet fever untreated thinking that it is normal fever, can this be fatal ?

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Untreated strep: Theoretically . Untreated. Scarlet can cause heart disease which can be fatal (myocarditis) it can also cause glomeruli nephritis which in turn can cause malignant blood pressure which in turn can lead to death. ...Read more

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Can scarlet fever be fatal if it goes long untreated? If i left scarlet fever untreated thinking that it is normal fever, can this be fatal ? .

Yes: B 4 antibiotics this strep infection was a leading cause of death. It can coaus nephritis, carditis with valvular involvement. U need care now! get in 2 b cn, pcp or er. Already too long is not being treated. Get going! ...Read more

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Is hantavirus a lifelong infection, or can it be cured?

Is hantavirus a lifelong infection, or can it be cured?

Viral illness: Hantavirus is a rare and potentially very serious and possibly life threatening illness. Antiviral mediation may be helpful and the virus does not stay and linger in the body once one has recovered. ...Read more