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Congenital syphilis: Congenital syphilis is due placental transmition of the the bacterial spirocete pregnant women with secondary syphilis. Theoretically, her mate could avoid catching syphilis because the woman does not have to have open syphilitic chancre sores. Primary or secondary syphilis could be passed on to a child during vaginal delivery due to open sores. Mate could bthen ecome infected if woman untreated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Transmission of this disease to a fetus will occur if the germ enters the bloodstream of the mother which is most likely in the first 4 yrs of untreated disease. Transmission to a sexual partner requires contact with a contageous sore, seen or unseen, for germ passage. If the sores have healed before sexual contact, sexual transmission is less likely but many sores are unseen. Possible not likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i think i got syphilis from dancing with my room mate when he had the secondary rash on his palms, how soon can I be tested?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, not advised: Syphilis can remain latent or dormant for years without symptoms and then manifest itself by causing severe and fatal damage to the nervous system. Neurosyphilis is caused by treponema pallidum, the bacteria that cause syphilis. It usually occurs about 10 - 20 years after a person is first infected with syphilis. Testing and treatment is advised since syphilis can be cured before this happens. ...Read more
Primary or secondary: Earliest sign of primary syphilis is so called chancre, one or more painless hard sores appear after a week & up to 3 months. Last 3 - 6 weeks and heal. Secondary, untreated syphilis, can occur as primary is healing or some weeks later usually with a rash without itching, on one or more parts of body. Secondary can be associated with fever, sore throat, swollen glands, malaise & aches. Treat asap. ...Read more
No- it's complicated: To associate a specific race with the incidence of syphilis, provides only a superficial and misleading impression. It's important to know that people in lower socio-economic groups have high incidences- these groups have a greater number of people of a specific ethnicity. Granted, it has been referred in the past to as the "english" disease, the "french" disease, or the "italian"disease, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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