Syphilis

About- Syphilis is a bacterial infection usually spread by sexual contact, causes painless sore typically on the genitals, rectum or mouth.
 
Symptoms-
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.
 
Primary syphilis
Small single or multiple painless sores (Chancre), may be hidden within the vagina or rectum
 
Secondary syphilis
 A rash that begins on the trunk but ultimately covers the entire body
 A non-itchy rash 
 Wart-like sores in the mouth
 Genital wart
 Hair loss
 Muscle pain
 A Fever
 A sore throat
 Swollen lymph nodes
 
Latent syphilis
Normally produce no symptoms
 
Tertiary (late) Syphilis
May damage the brain, nerves, eyes, heart, blood vessels, liver, bones, and joints
 
Congenital syphilis
 A rash on the palms of hands and the soles of the feet
 Deafness
 Teeth deformities
 Saddle nose — where the bridge of the nose collapses
 
Causes-
The cause of Syphilis is a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. The most common reasons are
 Unprotected sex
 Sex with multiple partners
 Homosexuality for men
 Sex with an HIV infected person
 Infection from an infected mother during pregnancy or childbirth (congenital Syphilis)

Specialists to visit
 Infectious Disease specialist
 Gynecologist and Obstetrician

 Ask a question or view previous questions and answers on Syphilis
References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.nhs.uk

© Copyright 2021 MYMEDILAND. All rights reserved.