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The sexually transmitted diseases (STD) syphilis was formerly a very common sexually transmitted infection, but became increasingly rare in the world during the 1900s ended. During the second part of the 1900s, syphilis, however, very common, and it increased significantly. In recent years, syphilis also increased significantly in the world and around the world. Statistics show that the infection occurs mainly in men who have sex with men. There is talk about a syphilis outbreak that occurred during the early 2000s in several cities in around the world, both heterosexual and homosexual relations.
Syphilis is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. Sex disease infects usually through sexual contact but there are also examples of how children have been infected in the mother's womb or at birth. The signs and symptoms are many and before blood sample home test existed it was very difficult to make an accurate diagnosis. In fact the disease nicknamed the great imitator because the symptoms are often confused with other STD.
Syphilis can generally be treated with antibiotics, including penicillin. If it is not treated in time, it can damage the heart, brain, eyes and bones. In some cases these effects can result in death.
Syphilis is a very contagious sexually transmitted disease in the worst cases can lead to death. Are you unsure if you may have been infected with Syphilis you should get tested,
Different symptoms occur, depending on what stage the disease is in. For those who do not want to read the whole text so However, these are usually the following symptoms:
The sores disappear after three to six weeks, but the bacteria remain in the body. After a time, you also get a skin rash. Other symptoms that may be signs of syphilis:
If any of these apply to you, we recommend you to read the entire text and then order a Syphilis home test as soon as possible.
Primary syphilis is usually obtained through the direct contact with the wound became infected. Approximately 10-90 days after the first exposure (average 21 days) takes a skin lesion at the point of contact which typically, not necessarily, the genitalia.
This injury usually consists of 4-6 weeks and heals itself spontaneously. The local lymph node can swell up. During the first incubation period is affected not aware of the disease, which means that many do not seek care immediately.
Secondary syphilis occurs about 1-6 (usually 6 to 8 weeks) after the primary infection. There are many different symptoms of secondary syphilis. Tex may be red-pink non-itchy rash including palms and soles of the feet.
In moist areas of the body such as the vulva or scrotum gets knocked flat, wide, white and warty. These can also be found on the genitals or mouth.
All of these lesions are infectious. A person with syphilis is most contagious when he or she has secondary syphilis. Other symptoms that are common in this stage include fever, sore throat, malaise, weight loss, headache and enlarged lymph nodes. Rare symptoms include acute meningitis.
Latent syphilis is a disease with no signs or symptoms, and usually mentioned as early or late. Early latent syphilis is when you have had the disease for up to two years before any symptoms or signs of genital disease appears.
Late latent syphilis is when you have had the disease for over two years without any clinical signs. The difference is important for both therapy and transfer risk. In the real world, however, the timing of infection is rarely known, and thus should be assumed that it is too late to treat the early variant.
Early latent syphilis may be treated with intramuscular injections of long-acting penicillin. Late latent syphilis requires three weekly injections. Please note that late latent syphilis is usually not considered to be as contagious as early latent syphilis.
Fifty percent of those infected with latent syphilis will go into late syphilis, 25% will stay in the latent stage, and 25% will be fully restored.
Tertiary syphilis usually occurs 1-10 years after the initial infection, but in some cases it can take up to 50 years. This stage is characterized by the formation of the old woman, who is soft tumor-like balls of inflammation called granulomas. They can be found almost anywhere in the body, including the skeleton. Gummas produces a chronic inflammatory state in the body with a lot of effects on the local anatomy.
Other effects of untreated tertiary syphilis include neuropathic joint disease, viilket is a degeneration of joint surfaces resulting from, inter alia, loss of sensation. The more serious symptoms include neurosyphilis and cardiovascular syphilis.
Neurosyphilis refers to situations where the infection include central nervous system. Neurosyphilis can occur at any time during their illness. Before the discovery of antibiotics was hit about 25-35% of syphilis patients.
Neuro Syphilis is now most common in patients with HIV infection. Approximately 35-40% of people with secondary syphilis suffer.