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Doctor insights on: Quaternary Syphilis In Children

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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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Can you tell me how syphilis affect children?

Can you tell me how syphilis affect children?

Syphilis and kids: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease if left untreated, can lead to serious health problems in children and adults. Syphilis affects the heart and blood vessels and can also affect the liver, kidneys, and eyes. If concerned, ask your PCP for more information. Take care. ...Read more

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How does syphilis affect children born from it?

Depends: Syphilis (s) is a germ that can pass to the fetus at any stage of pregnancy if it enters the blood stream at that time. If mom has treated or latent s prior to the pregnancy it may not be passed. If acquired early, it may abort the fetus. In mid or late pregnancy its effects vary. Some are born with infected organs, bone changes & meningitis. Some have no problems initially but develop sx later. ...Read more

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What happens if a parent had syphilis is it possible for their children to also have it?

Yes: Untreated syphilis can be passed to a newborn at any stage of pregnancy, but is more likely transferred if it is acquired for the first time during pregnancy. It is standard practice for OBs and hospitals to test for this STD during pregnancy or during labor. It can be treated prior to or after delivery with good result for the newborn. Cured parents do not transfer the germ ...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

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What re the symptoms of syphilis and its cure?

Syphilis: Doxycycline can be a cure to syphilis but it is not the most effective treatment. There is a special Penicillin known as Bicillin or Penacillin G that at 2.4 million units is 100% curative. Syphilis is experienced in three phases but there are often no symptom between phases. Blood testing and antibody titer monitoring are the norms for making sure the treatment was effective. ...Read more

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What are are the symptoms of syphilis in baby?

What are are the symptoms of syphilis in baby?

See below: The common symptoms and signs of congenital syphilis are: snuffles (white, bloody or purulent), rash, enlarged liver, spleen, and lymph nodes, and jaundice. ...Read more

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In how many weeks syphilis is detectable by test?

2-4 weeks: There is a window period during which time you might not test positive for syphilis but still be infected. This window period can vary by type of test -- and probably from person to person. The syphilis lesion (chancre) usually appears 1-3 weeks after exposure and the vdrl/rpr blood test usually is reactive 1-2 weeks after the lesion appears. ...Read more

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The chances of contracting syphilis from one time?

Can't give you a #: All sexually transmitted diseases are acquired from one sexual encounter, whether it was you first or your 100th. It's just the luck of the drawn--you you were with, and wihat you did. That's why it's best to always play safe. ...Read more

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What happens if syphilis isn't treated right away?

It may persist: The more you wait the higher the chances the disease will become chronic, harder to treat. The disease is reportable, usually epidemiologyc investigation is started to identify and treat all possible contacts. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: syphilis?

Syphilis: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease involving a bacteria called treponema pallidum. ...Read more

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I think I might have syphilis can you help me please?

Certainly: All you need to do is get appt with your family MD or a clinic to have a routine blood test done for this. If you are 18, the results are private to you and not your parents if you see that as being a concern. Ideally, it may be best if they can help you with this, but it can be embarrassing and not likely to happen. If you have this, you are responsible to inform all partners. Best of Luck. ...Read more

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Could you please describe the stages of the disease syphilis?

4 stages: Primary: 1 chancre/sore or more painless sores at site of entry of syphilis bacterium. Lasts 3 - 6 weeks. If untreated progresses to Secondary stage: Skin rashes & sores in mouth, vagina or anus. Onset when 1ary healed or few weeks later. May have fever, swollen lymph glands, sore throat. Untreated progresses to latent & Tertiary stage. 1-many years late & damage brain, joints etc. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

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