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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Quaternary Syphilis

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Can I die from quaternary syphilis if I ignore it?

Can I die from quaternary syphilis if I ignore it?

Tertiary?: Late-latent syphilis is tertiary syphilis and can produce significant changes and death in individuals affected. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quaternary Syphilis (Definition)

Many believe that the last stage of syphilis is tertiary. Quaternary syphilis is a term used in late stage syphilis in which heart or ...Read more


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Do lots of people get quaternary syphilis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get quaternary syphilis, or is it unusual?

None: There is no quaternary syphilis. Tertiary is the last stage and is the most dangerous because it affects your nervous system. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Quaternary syphilis?

What is the definition or description of: Quaternary syphilis?

Quaternary syphilis: Many believe that the last stage of syphilis is tertiary.
Quaternary syphilis is a term used in late stage syphilis in which heart or brain (neurosyphilis) are involved. ...Read more

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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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Do people with quaternary syphilis have a lot of pain?

Yes: Gummas can be very painful, like a really bad toothache that never goes away. And tabes dorsalis is said to be like electric torture going on for years. If you're concerned you have syphilis, please get checked / treated. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I had a vdrl test and it came out weak reactive. Does this mean I stil have syphilis? And what drug do u sugest, I am using doxycycline

Hello doctor, I had a vdrl test and it came out weak reactive. Does this mean I stil have syphilis? And what drug do u sugest, I am using doxycycline

Not always: VDRL is still time honored inexpensive test for mass screening of syphilis, some times will give false positive results, then need as in yours, more specific tests like like RPR, FTA-RBS etc type of tests are needed Check with your doctor, Doxycycline may not be right drug, First diagnosis has to be established before undergoing any treatment. ...Read more

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How do you get syphilis?

Exposure to germ: Syphillis is usually transmitted sexually thru contact with an infected person. That person may be asymptomatic and or have thought they had a flu like illness as their only symptoms. Risk of transmission is estimated at 30% per contact during the contageous phaze. Infected women pass it to their babies during pregnancy in the first years they have untreated disease. ...Read more

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How do you cure syphilis?

Peniccilin: Good old fashioned penicillin is still the standard first line treatment for syphilis. For people with an allergy to penicillin there are other antibiotics available. Syphilis is a treatable std. Get tested. ...Read more

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How does syphilis spread?

How does syphilis spread?

Skin to skin contact: Syphilis is spread via skin to skin contact with an infected painless sore called a chancre. If the infected sore come into contact with another person during any type of sexual activity then the other person is at risk and should be tested. ...Read more

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Is syphilis spread in the air?

Is syphilis spread in the air?

No: Syphillis is not spread in the air like a flu or cold. Transmission requires direct contact with the germ. This can be as it passes mom to baby in her blood, thru a tainted blood transfusion (they test it to avoid that) &direct contact with sores during sex or other contact. ...Read more

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How common is syphilis in the us?

How common is syphilis in the us?

More than u think...: Though overall statistics paints a relatively low number, in certain populations such as msm (men who have sex with men) in urban centers, syphilis rates are disturbingly high - in 2010 the cdc estimates it to be 44 times higher than other men and 40 times that of women. It is also important to remember that co-infection with HIV is not uncommon, so get tested for both! ...Read more

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Wht food not to eat while syphilis?

Wht food not to eat while syphilis?

No restrictions: There is no dietary restrictions for patients with syphilis. ...Read more

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Can you really go crazy from syphilis?

Can you really go crazy from syphilis?

Yes: In the past when syphilis was common, the so called tertiary type occurring years later in the course of disease caused the so called gpi (general paresis of the insane) mistaken for purely psychiatric disease. ...Read more

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Syphilis makes you go mad, is that true?

Yes: Neurosyphilis (tertiary phase)can present as delirium, dementia, mania, paranoia, personality changes, cognitive changes or psychosis. Encephalitis can present in the quaternary phase. ...Read more

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Is it possible for syphilis to cure itself?

No: The symptoms may go away, but you'll still be infected, which could cause problems later. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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