Featured Syphilis Articles
Descriptions of Featured Syphilis Articles
Syphilis, an STD characterized by sores on the genitals, can ultimately lead to death if left untreated. This eMedTV Web page further describes syphilis and its causes, symptoms, prevention methods, and treatment options.
As this eMedTV article explains, symptoms of syphilis often progress from chancres to a full-body infection. This resource offers an in-depth look at signs and symptoms that occur with the primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary stages of syphilis.
Tabes dorsalis is complication of untreated syphilis in which the myelin surrounding nerves degenerates. This eMedTV Web page explains this condition in more detail, including who it affects, its symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Stages of Syphilis
There are four stages of syphilis, each with different symptoms and levels of severity. This page of the eMedTV website outlines the various stages of syphilis, which are primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary, and explains how syphilis progresses.
Antibiotics are the most effective syphilis treatment; they can be injected, given by IV, or swallowed. This eMedTV page describes these options in detail and recommends what to do during and after treatment, stressing the importance of follow-up visits.
According to the statistics on syphilis, there has been a dramatic increase of cases in recent years. This eMedTV article offers more statistics on this disease, including topics such as trends, age groups, and gender.
Developing a vaccine and new treatments and diagnostic methods are primary areas of syphilis research. This eMedTV resource explains these and other areas of research and discusses the benefits of participating in clinical studies.
Syphilis transmission occurs through direct contact with associated sores during oral, vaginal, or anal sex. This eMedTV segment further explains syphilis transmission, including information on syphilis and pregnancy.
Things you can do to prevent syphilis center around making safe choices about sex. This page of the eMedTV library offers tips on syphilis prevention, such as using condoms, being faithful, and abstaining from sex.
Syphilis in Pregnant Women
Syphilis can be passed to a baby during pregnancy or childbirth. This eMedTV page explains the dangers of syphilis in pregnant women, including risks involved and the impact on infants, such as developmental delay or miscarriage.