10 doctors weighed in:
If untreated is syphilis deadly?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
The Tuskeegee study, in which mostly black men in the US south known to have syphilis were followed until they became symptomatic with the advanced disease rather than being treated, was a crime.
However, it left no doubt that one can indeed die of syphilis. Even today, one occasionally sees neurosyphilis or a ruptured thoracic aneurysm.

In brief: Absolutely
The Tuskeegee study, in which mostly black men in the US south known to have syphilis were followed until they became symptomatic with the advanced disease rather than being treated, was a crime.
However, it left no doubt that one can indeed die of syphilis. Even today, one occasionally sees neurosyphilis or a ruptured thoracic aneurysm.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Can be
Syphillis can go into a relatively dormant stage in untreated.
Over time it may attack specializes structures like the heart and brain with deadly results. It has been proposed that hitler showed signs of neurosyphillis in his final years and well known a gangster died in prison of its effects.Tissues of either structure cannot heal after scarring.

In brief: Can be
Syphillis can go into a relatively dormant stage in untreated.
Over time it may attack specializes structures like the heart and brain with deadly results. It has been proposed that hitler showed signs of neurosyphillis in his final years and well known a gangster died in prison of its effects.Tissues of either structure cannot heal after scarring.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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