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Tertiary syphilis

Tertiary syphilis: Introduction

Tertiary syphilis: A condition which is characterized by late generalized syphilis with involvement of many organs and tissues. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Tertiary syphilis is available below.

Symptoms of Tertiary syphilis

  • Aortitis
  • Soft tumor-like growths on mucous membranes
  • Soft tumor-like growths on internal organs
  • Soft tumor-like growths on bone
  • Soft tumor-like growths on skin
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Tertiary syphilis

  • Parenteral penicillin G
  • Late syphilis (Tertiary syphilis, neurosyphilis, syphilis >1yr or unknown duration)
  • Asymptomatic
    • Benzathine penicillin IM weekly for 3 doses, or procaine penicillin daily for 15 days
    • Repetition of blood tests - to ensure treatment successful; see tests for syphilis
  • more treatments...»

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Tertiary syphilis: Complications

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Causes of Tertiary syphilis

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Tertiary syphilis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Tertiary syphilis

Hidden diagnosis of chronic STD: The book "A Dose of Sanity" reports on a case of a many diagnosed with depression, who was correctly diagnosed with seronegative syphilis (see syphilis) more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. more »

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Tertiary syphilis

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Definitions of Tertiary syphilis:

The third stage; characterized by involvement of internal organs especially the brain and spinal cord as well as the heart and liver - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

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


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