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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is syphilis (including syphilitic alopecia)?

A sexually transmitted infection, caused by the bacteria T. pallidum. Infection has many stages, starting from lumps and ulcers in the groin, to infection of the heart, brain, and nerves.

Symptoms related to syphilis (including syphilitic alopecia)

  • Skin abnormality

  • Swelling of any body part

  • History of sexually transmitted infection

  • Weakness on one side of the body

  • Unable to speak, although I understand what people are saying

  • Seizure

  • Been sexually active with multiple partners during the past 1 month

  • Feeling like someone is targeting or out to harm me.

Questions your doctor may ask to check for syphilis (including syphilitic alopecia)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose syphilis (including syphilitic alopecia)

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Do you have any swelling in any part of your body?

  • Have you ever had a sexually transmitted disease such as gonorrhea or chlamydia?

  • Are you unable to move the left or right side of your body?

  • Are you able to understand what others are saying, but can't express your thoughts clearly?

Treatment for syphilis (including syphilitic alopecia)

Treatment is with antibiotics, started as early as possible. It is important to avoid sex while under treatment, and to stay protected to prevent future episodes.

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