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Can syphillis sores resemble hsv-2?

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Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

So see your md and get tested and treated appropriately.

In brief: Yes

So see your md and get tested and treated appropriately.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible, usually no

Typical herpes and syphilis sores -- the kind you'll see in textbooks or on line -- look very different from one another and rarely would be confused by an experienced clinician.
But both STDs can cause atypical lesions, and each sometimes can mimic the other. Genital herpes is more than a hundred times more common than syphilis. See doc ASAP for ANY new genital sore or if you suspect either one.

In brief: Possible, usually no

Typical herpes and syphilis sores -- the kind you'll see in textbooks or on line -- look very different from one another and rarely would be confused by an experienced clinician.
But both STDs can cause atypical lesions, and each sometimes can mimic the other. Genital herpes is more than a hundred times more common than syphilis. See doc ASAP for ANY new genital sore or if you suspect either one.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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