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Syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection caused by Treponema pallidum, is a common infection worldwide with an estimated 10-12 million new infections each year. The bacteria can spread through lesions in the skin or genital mucosal area. Syphilis can progress from a genital lesion to a systemic disorder involving multiple organs.

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What is syphilis?

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Syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection caused by Treponema pallidum, is a common infection worldwide with an estimated 10-12 million new infections each year.

What are the symptoms of syphilis?

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Syphilis can be transmitted thru direct contact with a syphilis sore, which happens most frequently during sexual contact. For sexually acquired infections...

What are the tests for syphilis?

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Blood tests for syphilis are the main method of diagnosis for syphilis. There are two groups of tests...

What are the different stages of syphilis?

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Syphilis infection has several distinct stages of infection. The stages of syphilis are...

What are the treatments for syphilis?

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Treatment of primary and secondary syphilis involves a single dose of injected penicillin. Syphilis treatment with penicillin rarely fails to cure the disease. Other antibiotics have been evaluated to treat syphilis....

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