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Diseases » Tertiary syphilis » Glossary
 

Glossary for Tertiary syphilis

  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Chancre: An ulcer like eruption that is located on an epithelial surface
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Epididymo-orchitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the epididimis and testes of a male
  • Hepatocellular jaundice: A condition which is characterized by jaundice due to injury or damage to the hepatocellular cells of the liver
  • Penis ulcer: A local defect in the skin occurring on the penis.
  • Periostitis: Inflammation of the periosteum (outside layer) of the bone.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Various diseases spread by sexual contact.
  • Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.

 

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