Michael Munzer TB 2
- Primary Syphilis
With primary syphilis, sores (called chancres) will appear on or around the genitals, rectum, or mouth. The chancres are painless, and it is contagious in the first stage.
2. Secondary Syphilis
In this stage, the person will usually break out in a rash (especially on the soles of the feet and palms of the hands) and will often experience flu-like symptoms.
3. Latent Syphilis
By the third stage of syphilis, the signs and symptoms will go away. It can remain hidden for many years. It's still there, however, and will progress to...
4. Tertiary Syphilis
At this point, the syphilis disease will have damaged major organs such as the brain, heart, and the spinal cord. Tertiary syphilis can result in difficulty walking, numbness, gradual blindness, and eventually death.