Syphilis Infection: Find STD Syphilis Symptoms And Treatment For Men or Women

Syphilis - (on May 08, 2015 04:19 AM)

STD syphilis is caused by a bacteria called spirochete Treponema pallidum. It is among the most common infectious diseases that mostly spread through sexual contact in the United States.


 

In this article you can read more about STD syphilis, about its symptoms and treatment.

 

 

Syphilis Information

STD syphilis always starts as a sore. Depending on the type of sexual activity through which STD syphilis has been transmitted this sore develops on the genitals, rectum or mouth and does not cause any pain.

 

The development of STD syphilis is in stages and symptoms of each stage vary. Initially when the sore heals a rash takes its place.

 

It is important to get rid off STD syphilis because untreated STD syphilis causes damage throughout the body, results in cardiovascular and nervous system dysfunction and also increases the risk of the HIV infection.

 

This makes it very important to have a keen eye for the symptoms of STD syphilis which are:

 

 

Symptoms Of STD Syphilis

The symptoms of STD syphilis vary from person to person and may come and go for a couple of years. These symptoms are also different according to the gender.

 

 

Symptoms Of STD Syphilis In Men

  • Rashes on the palms and soles

  • Painless sores, ulcers and small bumps on the genitals, rectum or mouth

  • Hair and weight loss

  • Fever and fatigue

  • Itching

  • Sore throat

  • Swelling of the lymph nodes and the rectum

 

 

Symptoms Of STD Syphilis In Women

  • Pain in the vagina

  • Abnormal watery discharge from the vagina

  • Painless sores, ulcers and small bumps on the vagina, rectum or mouth

  • Rashes on the palms and soles

  • Hair and weight loss

  • Fever and fatigue

  • Itching

  • Sore throat

  • Swelling of the lymph nodes and the rectum

 

 

Testing Of STD Syphilis

These symptoms do not confirm that a person has been affected by STD syphilis as it has many clinical illustrations. This makes laboratory testing very important to diagnose STD syphilis. Testing of STD syphilis is based on serology which is considered as the backbone for the diagnosis of the disease since ages.

 

Serology is study of serum and other bodily fluids and serologic screening for syphilis has two stages. The initial stage consists of a nontreponemal test and the later is a treponemal test. This is used to study the spirochete Treponema pallidum, the bacteria which causes syphilis present in the blood and tissues.

 

 

Treatment Of STD Syphilis

After the diagnosis of STD syphilis the treatment begins. Syphilis can only be treated with the help of penicillin. If STD syphilis is caught in the initial stages a single dose of penicillin maybe enough to cure syphilis, but if syphilis is diagnosed in the later stages of its development then large doses of penicillin are administered to the affected person from time to time for the treatment.


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