Syphilis

By Sid Inta

What is Syphilis?

  • Syphilis is a Sexually Transmitted Disease caused by a bacteria known as spirochetes

How is Syphilis transmitted?

  • Syphilis is transmitted through sexual activity.
  • It can also be transmitted to the baby of a victim who has contacted the disease

Symptoms of Syphilis

  • Firm Red sores that don't hurt; known as chancres (shan-kers)
  • Swollen Glands
  • Rash
  • Affects on brain, spinal cord, and spinal cord

How is Syphilis treated?

  • Antibiotics can easily cure early stage syphilis
  • It is important to get antibiotic treatment in later stages

Problems Syphilis causes

  • Primary Stage: Painless chancres, swollen glands
  • Secondary Stage: Rash and flu-like symptoms develop
  • Latent Stage: Symptoms disappear but disease still lurks
  • Territary Stage: Effects Brain, Spinal cord, and Heart failure
  • Death, insanity, and retardation are permanent effects of Syphilis if not treatment

Prevention

  • You can abstain from sex to prevent contraction
  • If you have sex, use condoms