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  • Syphilis is caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. Infection can be due to:
  • Direct contact with an infected person’s sores during sexual activity
  • Direct contact with the sores by kissing
  • Cuts, abrasions, or wounds exposed to infected sores
  • Infected mother to unborn child during pregnancy or childbirth
  • The risk factors include:
  • Unprotected sex
  • Multiple sex partners
  • HIV infection
  • Man who has sex with men

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3 hours ago What is syphilis? Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can cause serious health problems without treatment. Infection develops in stages (primary, secondary, latent, and …

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2 hours ago At any stage of infection, syphilis can invade the: nervous system (neurosyphilis) visual system (ocular syphilis) auditory and/or vestibular system (otosyphilis). These infections can cause a …

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5 hours ago Syphilis can spread from one person to another through: Oral, anal, or vaginal sex. Genital-to-genital contact. An open wound in your skin. Kissing (if syphilis has caused mouth sores) A …

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6 hours ago Aug 02, 2018 · Causes of Syphilis. The cause of the syphilis is a spirochete and this bacterium penetrates the body by way of mucus membranes. Syphilis is highly infectious when a person …

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1 hours ago Jan 21, 2022 · Causes and Risk Factors of Syphilis. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a spiral-shaped bacterium called Treponema pallidum . It is typically transmitted through contact with a sore …

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8 hours ago Syphilis (/ˈsɪfɪlɪs/) is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum. The signs and symptoms of syphilis vary depending in which of the four stages it presents (primary, secondary, …

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8 hours ago Syphilis is a highly contagious disease usually spread by sexual activity. Learn more about syphilis causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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5 hours ago Nov 14, 2019 · Syphilis is a systemic bacterial infection caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. Due to its many protean clinical manifestations, it has been named the “great imitator and mimicker.” The origin of syphilis has …

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7 hours ago Apr 03, 2020 · Syphilis is caused by a bacterial infection. Most people become infected during sex. Without treatment, syphilis can progress through stages and can cause serious health problems. Here’s what you may notice during each …

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8 hours ago Jan 08, 2020 · Causes of syphilis in the mouth. Oral syphilis is an STI caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. It can enter the body through cuts or sores in the vagina, penis, anus, or mouth. Less commonly

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8 hours ago Apr 01, 2021 · Syphilis is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. The infection is most commonly transmitted through sexual contact (vaginal, oral, or anal sex). Birth defects can …

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9 hours ago Sep 27, 2022 · Without treatment, syphilis can cause harm years or even decades later, damaging the nervous system, the brain, and the heart, Park says. However, serious …

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1 hours ago If it’s not treated, syphilis can cause problems with your nervous system. Symptoms include: Severe headache. Stroke. Loss of muscle coordination. Paralysis or inability to move part of …

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5 hours ago Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the Treponema pallidum bacterium. These pathogens usually enter the body through the tissues that line the rectum, vagina or nose. If not treated quickly, it could get worse …

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7 hours ago Aug 28, 2018 · Neurosyphilis causes and risk factors. Treponema pallidum is the bacterium that causes syphilis and, subsequently, neurosyphilis. Neurosyphilis tends to develop about 10 to …

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3 hours ago Apr 01, 2022 · Syphilis (Lues) is an infectious disease that has a long, undulating course. According to the volume of damage to the body, disease refers to systemic diseases, and …

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long it will take to recover from syphilis?

Within 10 days to 3 months after sex with someone who has syphilis, one or more painless ulcers will form where there was contact. Ulcers usually form within 3 to 4 weeks. Within 1 to 5 weeks, ulcers heal without treatment. But, this does not mean you no longer have syphilis.

Does syphilis go away on its own?

Syphilis does not go away on its own. Though the symptoms of syphilis may heal over time, the infection can remain dormant in the body for years and even decades. If detected early, syphilis can easily be treated. It’s important for it to get treated early because if left overtime, it can lead to serious problems.

What are the dangers of syphilis?

The risk and mode of transmission can vary by the stage:

  • During primary syphilis, the disease is passed by coming into contact with sores that may be firm round or painless.
  • During secondary syphilis, the disease can be passed by coming into contact with the secondary rash.
  • During latent syphilis, there are no signs of symptoms and the infection generally can not be spread.

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What causes syphilis and how does is it transmitted?

This disease is caused by bacteria. To survive, these bacteria need to live on or inside the human body. They cannot survive on a toilet seat, towel, or bedding. You cannot get syphilis from a toilet seat, towel, or bedding. How do you get syphilis? Syphilis is a contagious disease. Most people catch it during sex.

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