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Were you looking for information about Syphilis? Syphillus is a common misspelling of syphilis.
 
Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease, is caused by bacteria. It progresses in four stages and is transmitted from person to person through direct contact with a syphilis sore, which may develop on the external genitals, vagina, anus, lips, or in the rectum or mouth. However, many people infected with the disease do not have any symptoms for years, but still remain at risk for complications if they are not treated. Treatment for syphilis usually involves taking the antibiotic penicillin.
 
(To learn more about this STD, click Syphilis. This article covers topics such as symptoms, treatment options, and prevention strategies. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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