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What is the treatment for quaternary syphilis?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: IV Penicillin.
Late infections need IV penicillin for at least 10 days.
If the patient is allergic Ceftriaxone can be used. Other kinds of late disease may be treated with once-weekly intramuscular penicillin g for three weeks. If allergic, Doxycycline or tetracycline may be used, for a longer duration. These treatments can stop further progression, but not fully reverse damage already done.

In brief: IV Penicillin.
Late infections need IV penicillin for at least 10 days.
If the patient is allergic Ceftriaxone can be used. Other kinds of late disease may be treated with once-weekly intramuscular penicillin g for three weeks. If allergic, Doxycycline or tetracycline may be used, for a longer duration. These treatments can stop further progression, but not fully reverse damage already done.
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