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Unformatted text preview: Syphilis (7)- attacks many parts of the body- caused by a small bacterium called a spirochete- first sign of infection : painless reddish sore called chancre; heals its own- can spread to other parts through blood- Can damage internal organs; ex) heart, liver, nervous system, kidneys- Untreated, paralysis, convulsion, blindness, hear diseases- Can transfer to fetus damaging nervous system. Trichomoniasis (9)- caused by a microscopic protozoan- results in infections of the vagina, urethra, and bladder- 5 new cases a year in U.S- Females may no symptoms.- Vaginitis – inflammation of the vagina characterized by discharge odor, irritation, and itching.- In female, diagnosed by microscopic examination of the discharge.- Sometimes, in a Pap test.- Males: usually no symptoms. However, mild urethral itching, discharge, burning after urination- It is difficult to diagnose in males, they are treated without laboratory test if their partners are infected....
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course SOCI 123 taught by Professor Saiz during the Fall '10 term at Acton School of Business.
- Fall '10