Life Care Diagnostic
May 31, 2021
Life Care Diagnostic May 30, 2021 Yes, syphilis can be effectively treated. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a spiral-shaped gram negative bacteria called Trepenoma Pallidum that can lead to serious complications if left undiagnosed and untreated. Its management is straightforward, when detected early.
usually presents as a firm painless sore/s at the original site of infection around the genitals, or even around the mouth at the initial 3-6 weeks.
presents with a skin rash that resembles a ‘copper penny’. It can appear in many forms varying from spots, fine red dots, blotches, blisters to inflamed patches over the palms, soles, arms, legs, and trunk. The mucous membranes can also be involved. Other symptoms include fever, swollen lymph nodes, muscle ache, headache, sore throat, fatigue, weight loss and poor appetite. Symptoms disappear within 2-6 weeks.
it is further divided into early latent and late latent and there are no visible signs or symptoms