Syphilis (Including Syphilitic Alopecia) Quiz

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is syphilis (including syphilitic alopecia)?

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

Symptoms of 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. Avoiding sexual activity while under treatment and staying protected to prevent future episodes is essential.

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