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Diseases » Syphilis, latent » Glossary

Glossary for Syphilis, latent

  • 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.
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Primary syphilis: A condition which is characterized by a primary chancre which is infectious and painless
  • Secondary syphilis: A condition which is characterized by fever, multiform skin eruptions, iritis, alopecia, mucous patches and severe pain in the head and joints
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Various diseases spread by sexual contact.
  • Tertiary syphilis: A condition which is characterized by late generalized syphilis with involvement of many organs and tissues


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