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Primary syphilis

Primary syphilis: Introduction

Primary syphilis: A condition which is characterized by a primary chancre which is infectious and painless. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Primary syphilis is available below.

Symptoms of Primary syphilis

Treatments for Primary syphilis

  • Parenteral penicillin G
  • Early syphilis (Primary, secondary or latent <1yr)
    • Penicillin - Benzathine penicillin IM as a single dose or Procaine penicillin IM daily for 10 days
    • Other antibiotics - if allergic to penicillin. Doxycycline or Erythromycin
    • Repetition of blood tests - to ensure treatment successful; see tests for syphilis
  • more treatments...»

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Primary syphilis: Related Patient Stories

Primary syphilis: Complications

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Causes of Primary syphilis

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Primary syphilis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Primary syphilis

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Definitions of Primary syphilis:

The primary sore of syphilis, a painless indurated, eroded papule, occurring at the site of entry of the infection. - (Source - Diseases Database)

The first stage; characterized by a chancre at the site of infection - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Primary syphilis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Primary syphilis, or a subtype of Primary syphilis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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