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Syphilis - Signs/symptoms

How to recognise the signs of syphilis
Syphilis - Prevention / Current issues
Prevention / Current Issues

Syphilis...prevention and current issues

general paresis
- General paresis is a chronic infection of the brain with the organism that causes syphilis, Treponema pallidum. The disease is characterised by progressive mental and physical impairment. Today, this disease is almost non-existent in Australia because treatment is widely available. Syphilis of the brain or spinal cord affects only about 5% of people with untreated syphilis.
VDRL test
thoracic aortic aneurysm
- An aneurysm is an abnormal widening of a blood vessel. In this case, the blood vessel is in the aorta. This is the main blood vessel that takes blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The thoracic aorta is the part of the aorta that travels through the chest.
- Syphilis(sif-ah-lis) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by Treponema (trep-ah-nee-mah) pallidum (pal-lid-um).
TORCH infections
- TORCH is an acronym for a special group of infections. These may be acquired by a woman during pregnancy. "TORCH" stands for the following infections: toxoplasma infection, also called toxoplasmosis other infections, such as hepatitis B, syphilis, and herpes zoster, the virus that causes chickenpox rubella, the virus that causes German measles cytomegalovirus, or CMV herpes simplex virus, the cause of genital herpesWhat is going on in the body?
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