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Secondary syphilis

Secondary syphilis: Introduction

Secondary syphilis: A condition which is characterized by fever, multiform skin eruptions, iritis, alopecia, mucous patches and severe pain in the head and joints. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Secondary syphilis is available below.

Symptoms of Secondary syphilis

Treatments for Secondary 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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Wrongly Diagnosed with Secondary syphilis?

Secondary syphilis: Related Patient Stories

Secondary syphilis: Complications

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Causes of Secondary syphilis

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Less Common Symptoms of Secondary syphilis

Secondary syphilis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Secondary syphilis

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Hospitals & Clinics: Secondary syphilis

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Secondary syphilis

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Definitions of Secondary syphilis:

The second stage; characterized by eruptions of the skin and mucous membrane - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

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


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