Syphilis: A Disease Which Spreads Through Sexual Contact
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Muhammad Imran Qadir,
Syphilis is an infectious disease caused by a bacterial strain named as
Treponema pallidum and is spread through sexual contacts with the infected person,
blood transfusion, and sharing of syringes with the infected person. The symptoms of
this disease include an outgrowth on the skin, dizziness, skin rashes, irritation, and even
stroke in severe cases. This disease is diagnosed both by using non-Treponema tests
and by specific-Treponema tests. Culturing of the sample taken from the rash or
outgrowth is also very helpful to diagnose the presence of infectious entities. It is a
curable disease and is easily cured by a short term course of antibiotics. Another
method to cure this disease is the use of penicillin injection after the regular interval of
time. This chapter summarized the causing agent, symptoms, commonly used
diagnostic tests and management strategies to cure this disease.
Cure, Rapid Syphilis Test, Rapid Plasma Reagin Test, Syphilis,
Treponema pallidum, Symptoms.