HCA240WK6PPT (1) - STD: Syphilis Bonnie Hebert Introduction...

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STD: Syphilis Bonnie Hebert
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Introduction In this presentation I will attempt to educate you on the signs, symptoms, prevention and treatment of the sexually transmitted disease, Syphilis
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Sexually transmitted diseases are infections that you can get from having unprotected sex or sexual contact with another infected person. Sexually transmitted diseases are caused from bacteria, parasites, and viruses. Defining: STD
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Syphilis is a curable sexually transmitted disease that is caused by Treponema pallidium spirochete Defining: Syphilis
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1. Many infected people do not have symptoms for years. Early stage usually causes small, single, painless sores. Sometimes swelling lymph nodes. 2. Where are they- infects the genital area, lips, mouth or anus of both men and women. 3. How the signs and symptoms differ between genders. Signs and Symptoms
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Diagnosing Syphilis Blood tests Lab tests Cerebrospinal fluid test Screening for pregnant women
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v Primary- painless open sores called chancre found in genital area, anus or mouth v Secondary- skin rash 4-10 weeks after initial infection (highly contagious) Stages of Syphilis
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course HEALTH CAR HCR/240 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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HCA240WK6PPT (1) - STD: Syphilis Bonnie Hebert Introduction...

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