About- Syphilis is a bacterial infection usually spread by sexual contact, causes painless sore typically on the genitals, rectum or mouth.
Syphilis develops in stages, and symptoms vary with each stage. But the stages may overlap, and symptoms don't always occur in the same order.
Small single or multiple painless sores (Chancre), may be hidden within the vagina or rectum
A rash that begins on the trunk but ultimately covers the entire body
A non-itchy rash
Swollen lymph nodes
Normally produce no symptoms
Tertiary (late) Syphilis
May damage the brain, nerves, eyes, heart, blood vessels, liver, bones, and joints
A rash on the palms of hands and the soles of the feet
Saddle nose — where the bridge of the nose collapses
The cause of Syphilis is a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. The most common reasons are
Sex with multiple partners
Homosexuality for men
Sex with an HIV infected person
Infection from an infected mother during pregnancy or childbirth (congenital Syphilis)