Questions and answers

What are signs and symptoms of tertiary syphilis?

What are signs and symptoms of tertiary syphilis?

Signs and symptoms of late stage tertiary syphilis include:

  • difficulty coordinating muscle movements.
  • paralysis.
  • numbness.
  • gradual blindness.
  • dementia.

What are the signs of secondary syphilis?

In addition to rashes, symptoms of secondary syphilis may include fever, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, patchy hair loss, headaches, weight loss, muscle aches, and fatigue. The symptoms of secondary syphilis will go away with or without treatment.

What are the three stages of syphilis and their symptoms?

Stages of Syphilis

  • Primary stage. During the primary stage, a sore ( chancre) that is usually painless develops at the site where the bacteria entered the body.
  • Secondary stage.
  • Latent (hidden) stage.
  • Relapses of secondary syphilis.
  • Tertiary (late) stage.

What is syphilis and its symptoms?

This rash is usually not itchy and may be accompanied by wartlike sores in your mouth or genital area. Some people also experience hair loss, muscle aches, a fever, a sore throat and swollen lymph nodes. These signs and symptoms may disappear within a few weeks or repeatedly come and go for as long as a year.

What is the difference between primary and secondary syphilis?

Primary syphilis is the first stage of the disease. It causes one or more small, painless sores in or around the genitals, anus, or mouth. If you don’t get treatment for the primary stage of the disease, it may progress to the second stage, which is secondary syphilis.

What is the medication of choice for early syphilis?

There are no home remedies or over-the-counter drugs that will cure syphilis, but syphilis is easy to cure in its early stages. A single intramuscular injection of long acting Benzathine penicillin G (2.4 million units administered intramuscularly) will cure a person who has primary, secondary or early latent syphilis.

Can secondary syphilis be cured?

The secondary stage of syphilis is curable with medical treatment. It’s important to get treatment to prevent the disease progressing to the tertiary stage, which may not be curable. It can cause damage to your organs, as well as dementia, paralysis, or even death.

Can tertiary syphilis be detected?

Stages of Syphilitic Infection

Stage Clinical manifestations Diagnosis (sensitivity)
Latent syphilis None Nontreponemal tests (95% to 100%) Treponemal-specific tests (97% to 100%)
Tertiary (late) syphilis Gummatous disease, cardiovascular disease Nontreponemal tests (71% to 73%) Treponemal-specific tests (94% to 96%)

What is the drug of choice for neurosyphilis?

Penicillin is the mainstay of treatment, the standard by which other modes of therapy are judged, and the only therapy recommended for neurosyphilis, congenital syphilis, or syphilis during pregnancy. The drug of choice is parenteral penicillin G for all stages of syphilis.