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Department
Health Sciences
Course
HSCI 1120
Professor
C.Stewart
Semester
Winter

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Syphilis (The great pox)  BACTERIAL INFECTIONS  Less common than chlamydia and gonorrhea  Large syphilis increase in street workers, sex trade workers  Stages: 1. Primary 2. Secondary 3. Latent 4. Late  Transmission: o Sexual contact (oral, vaginal, anal), congenital syphilis o Bacteria enter through the mucous membranes of the genitals  Wherever the bacteria is enter, it’s where its going to grow and form  Diagnoses: o Physical exam, exam fluid from chancre o Blood tests (antibody reactions) Signs & Symptoms  Early symptom is chancre which is a painless, ulcer-like lesion with a hard, raised edge  Treat syphilis within first year and it’ll be easier to get rid of  On set of symptoms is typically within 3 weeks of r
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