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bacterialSTDs2 - Does not itch or hurt. Secondary Syphilis...

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Syphilis Steady decline thru 1990’s. Rose 29% between 2000-2004, primarily among MSM. Transmitted almost exclusively through open lesions of infected to mucous membranes or skin abrasions of others. Can transmit to fetuses. Can result in miscarriage or death or extreme damage. If treated < 4 th mo, no damage.
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Primary Syphilis Chancre – single, painless sore. Appears 3 wks after infection at site where entered. In women: labia, walls of vagina, cervix. In men: glans, shaft, scrotum. Also, mouth, rectum, anus, breast, lips, tongue. Heals without treatment 1-6 wks after it appeared. Still contagious.
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Secondary Syphilis After 6 wks (range 2 wks – 6 mos), 50% move to 2 nd stage Emerges 2-8 wks after exposure Skin rash on body, palms of hands, soles of feet. Range from barely noticeable to severe with raised bumps that have a hard, rubbery consistency.
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Unformatted text preview: Does not itch or hurt. Secondary Syphilis (contd) Flulike symptoms: fever, swollen glands, fatigue, weight loss, joint or bone pain. Will subside within a few weeks. To save this image, right-click (Windows) or Ctrl-click (Macintosh). Close window Close window Latent Syphilis Can last several yrs. No noticeable symptoms After 1 yr, no longer contagious, however pregnant women can still pass to fetus. Tertiary Syphilis 30% who are not treated get here Occur 5-25 yrs after initial infection. Heart failure, blindness, ruptured blood vessels, paralysis, skin ulcers, liver damage, severe emotional disturbance. Can still be treated. Syphilis - Treatment IM injections of antibiotics Should be checked with blood test at 3-month intervals several times to be sure to be rid of bacteria....
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course PSY 222 taught by Professor Lee during the Fall '09 term at ASU.

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