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Latent Syphilis Symptoms
Congenital syphilis: The risk to your baby is low. Dangerous consequences of congenital syphilis (infection of the baby in in utero) occur mostly in the last few weeks before delivery. You're way ahead of that and penicillin now will protect the baby against serious outcomes. If your latent syphilis is late (over a year with weakly pos blood test) the risk is even lower. Best wishes for your growing family! ...Read more
I am 25 years of age. i am infected with latent syphilis. . please help me. the cause of this disease is excessive masturbation.
Unusual statement: You don't get syphilis by masturbating.You get it from an infected person having some form of sexual contact or you are born with it passed down by your mother.Latent syphillis is curable with antibiotic treatment although some of the damaage done by the germs may not return to normal. ...Read more
How accurate would a RPR test be for late latent syphilis (approx. 24-30 months after unprotected sex)? Or would a FTA-ABS/VDRL be more accurate?
Pt had rashes on soles of feet & palms at 4yo, was treated w/something, lesions went away, is it possible they are still infected w/latent syphilis?
???????: Second stage syphilis has lesions palms ; soles, also other symptoms. Latent syphilis is latent, meaning no symptoms. A blood test will reveal syphilis. Is the patient aged 4 ? Probably a virus. Possibly pustular dermatitis or psoriasis. If any suspician of syphilis be sure to get the blood test. ...Read more
Depends on Staging: When left untreated, syphilis progresses through three distinct stages that include the original genital sore, a rash that covers the body, and neurosyphilis. Between these stages, the infection becomes dormant and the patient is asymptomatic. This is one of the many reasons you should always use protection during intercourse. Your partner may not even be aware of his or her infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vague: You can get skin lesions and other signs of infection but get a blood test. This is nothing to mess around with. Syphilis has three stages, and it gets harder to treat the longer you wait. A simple blood test will tell you if its in the blood. So, get off your duff, and get it done! ...Read more
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