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Pallidum) the first symptoms of Syphilis infection may go undetected. The
initial symptom is a chancre; it is usually a painless open sore that usually
appears on the penis or around or in the vagina. It can also occur near the
mouth, anus, or on the hands. If untreated, syphilis may go on to more advanced
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What is syphilis?
Syphilis is the oldest recognized STI and remains a common, although
serious, infection that can be debilitating and even result in death if left
untreated. It is caused by corkscrew-shaped bacteria called Treponema pallidum.
Is it common?
There are an estimated 120,000 new cases of syphilis in the US each
How is it transmitted?
The syphilis bacteria are transmitted by having direct contact with a
syphilis sore. These sores can be found in the external genital area, the
vagina, anus, rectum, on the lips and in the mouth. You can get and spread
syphilis through oral, anal, and vaginal sex or through other intimate sexual
contact including kissing. You can have syphilis without knowing it and pass it
on to others. Syphilis may also be transmitted during pregnancy from mother to
fetus through the placenta.
What are the symptoms and how long after exposure will they appear?
Syphilis has three stages and there are different symptoms that are associated
with each stage. The stages may overlap with one another and an infected person
may not always experience the symptoms in the same sequence. It is important to
note that like other STIs, it is common that a person infected with syphilis
will not show any symptoms. If you think you are infected, avoid any sexual
contact and visit a local STI clinic or your medical provider immediately.
During the first stage, if a person does experience symptoms, a painless sore
called a chancre may appear at the spot where the bacteria first entered the
body. The chancre is usually firm, round, and small and will appear within 2 to
12 weeks after sexual contact with an infected person. This sore may appear
around or in the vagina, on the penis, on the lips or inside the mouth or anus.
Sores are often unnoticed and may disappear on their own if not treated, but the
bacterial infection remains.
The second stage occurs from 3 weeks to 3 months after the primary stage and
symptoms include fever, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, patchy hair loss,
headaches, weight loss, muscle aches, and fatigue. Some people experience a rash
on the palms of their hands and soles of their feet, as well as over their
entire body. But the rash may be faint enough not to be noticed and may
disappear on its own even without treatment. During these first 2 phases, an
infected person is highly contagious and can easily pass the infection to sex
If untreated, the third stage of syphilis can appear 3 to 10 years or more after
the first and second stages. Symptoms of this stage may include skin lesions,
mental deterioration, loss of balance and vision, loss of sensation, shooting
pains in the legs, and heart disease.
How is it treated?
Fortunately, all stages of syphilis can be treated with antibiotics but
damage caused by the disease in the third stage cannot be undone. The most
common treatments are penicillin injections. Be sure that any partner(s) are
tested and treated and avoid all sexual contact until the infection is cured.
Can a syphilis infection be dangerous?
Left untreated, a syphilis infection can be fatal. In the third stage
of the infection, a person may experience internal organ damage, paralysis,
numbness, gradual blindness and dementia. This damage may be serious enough to
cause death. If you think you have any risk of exposure to syphilis, get tested
and get treatment.
If a pregnant woman has been infected, she has a high chance of having a
stillbirth or of giving birth to a baby that dies shortly after birth. If not
treated immediately, an infected baby may be born without symptoms but could
develop them within a few weeks. These signs and symptoms can be very serious.
Untreated babies may become developmentally delayed, have seizures, or die.
Because of this, every mother giving birth should have the blood test to
eliminate the risk.
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