Syphilis and Health Care

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The Study of Syphilis, It’s Cause and Effect
(A Library Research)

I. Introduction

Men and women of this generation are more prone of having sexually transmitted diseases. It is now one of the major problems in the field of medicine and health. STD is very broad and has many aspects just like cancer. There are also different types of this disease, one of these is syphilis.
Syphilis has been known to cause devastating epidemics. It killed a lot men and children way back when the cure of this is still unknown. Even though it is curable now, there are still people who are in misery facing this problem.
Syphilis is the main topic of this research paper. The researchers believe that if they pursue this paper, it might help the ones who are
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Syphilis bacteria enter the blood and spread through the body, causing many different symptoms, including rash (small red spots), fever, headache, loss of appetite, weight loss, sore throat, muscle aches, joint pain, a generally ill feeling, and enlarged lymph nodes.
The rash of secondary syphilis can develop anywhere on the body, including on the palms and on the soles of the feet. Gray or white wart-like patches of skin called condylomata can appear on the moist areas around the mouth, anus, and vagina. These lesions are full of bacteria and very contagious. (http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/std/syphilis.html)

The symptoms of secondary syphilis will eventually go away. But in this stage, syphilis can also affect the liver, kidneys, and eyes, or cause meningitis. The symptoms of secondary syphilis will eventually go away, but without treatment, the infection can advance to the third stage. This is true even if an infected person did not have symptoms of primary or secondary syphilis.

Late (Tertiary) Syphilis

After the secondary stage, people with syphilis who have not been treated progress to the latent stage, where they have no more symptoms but are still infected. Some of them go on to have symptoms of late syphilis, which can appear many years later and can damage the eyes, large blood vessels, heart, bones, and central

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