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What are the effects of syphilis on pregnancy?

What are the effects of syphilis on pregnancy?

Devasting 4 baby: Syphilis can cause serious congenital complications for a baby. Getting it treated is extremely important. The testing is simple and the treatment is penicillin shots. This can be fatal for infants. Surviving infants can suffer from failure to thrive, severe rash, no bridge to the nose, chronic nasal discharge and other complications. Get tested and treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are some causes on why you would test "reactive" for syphilis besides pregnancy?

What are some causes on why you would test "reactive"  for syphilis besides pregnancy?

Syphilis: A reactive test for syphilis means you have this potentially deadly infection. Being pregnant would in no way cause you to test positive for syphilis. Please get treated urgently! ...Read more

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What are the side effects or symptoms of syphilis like the kind al capone had?

What are the side effects or symptoms of syphilis like the kind al capone had?

A/W Dr. Schifilliti: Of interest, alphonse (al) capone was reported to have died in 1947 from cardiac arrest related to tertiary syphilis. His son, albert francis capone was born with congenital syphilis. Al capone was reported not to have been appropriately treated for syphilis ; mistook remission of symptoms for being disease - free. This mayo clinic article describes symptoms of tertiary syphilis:. ...Read more

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Can syphilis be cured?

Can syphilis be cured?

Germ can be killed: The germs of syphillis can be cured with antibiotics. If that germ has injured or destroyed some tissues in your body those tissues may or may not be able to recover after treatment. ...Read more

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What is black syphilis?

A myth: There's no such thing as "black syphilis." it's an old myth, perhaps told to soldiers to keep them from having sex with locals. ...Read more

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How is advanced syphilis treated?

How is advanced syphilis treated?

Penicillin: Preferably with penicillin, either by injection, or, or when it involves the nervous system, by IV infusion for 10 to 14 days. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of syphilis?

Primary: Syphilis has three phases. Primary, secondary and tertiary and each is quite different in its presentation. Primary syphilis usually shows what is termed a hard chancre. This is a skin ulcer with raised edges and a firm non-tender center. It can appear anywhere the organism entered your body, usually on the genetalia or the mucous membranes of the mouth (tongue is not uncommon). ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more