What is syphilis:

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by treponema pallidum, also known as spirochete. This disease is usually transmitted through sexual contact, but there are also examples of the syphilis transmitted from mother to child through the utero.
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Symptoms of syphilis:
There are actually four stages of syphilis, recognized as primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary.

Primary syphilis symptoms:
- The symptoms of primary syphilis usually starts with sores and aches in genitals and the mouth, also including
genitals swelling

Secondary syphilis symptoms:
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ymptoms including headache, loss of appetite and maybe rash might happen
- rash will have special shape and form also having the color of brown
- sores will happen in various parts of the body
- genitals will swell
- hair loss

Latent syphilis symptoms:
- There are no specific symptom in the latent stage, but in this stage, women can easily transmit syphilis to the fetus

Tertiary syphilis symptoms:
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Common symptoms includes fever; painful, non-healing skins; bone pain and ache; liver diseases; it can also affect the nervous system


Treatment and symptoms if untreated:

Treatment: - Syphilis can usually be treated with antibiotics.

Symptoms if untreated: - If the disease is left untreated, syphilis can damage the heart, the brain, the eyes, and the bones. In some cases these effects can be fatal.