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Is there other types of tests for syphilis besides blood?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Yes

If syphilis of the brain is suspected, we will check the cerebrospinal fluid.
And sadly, sometimes syphilis is diagnosed only at autopsy, after it has produced its terrible long-term effects. Thankfully, nowadays this is uncommon.

In brief: Yes

If syphilis of the brain is suspected, we will check the cerebrospinal fluid.
And sadly, sometimes syphilis is diagnosed only at autopsy, after it has produced its terrible long-term effects. Thankfully, nowadays this is uncommon.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Syphilis is caused

By a bacterium called treponema pallidum. Syphilis can be diagnosed by finding antibodies in the blood, examining for bacteria in samples from open sores under a microscope (primary ; secondary syphilis) or in some cases examination of cerebropsinal fluid via lumbar puncture.

In brief: Syphilis is caused

By a bacterium called treponema pallidum. Syphilis can be diagnosed by finding antibodies in the blood, examining for bacteria in samples from open sores under a microscope (primary ; secondary syphilis) or in some cases examination of cerebropsinal fluid via lumbar puncture.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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