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    The Tuskegee Syphilis Study of 1932 studied approximately six hundred twenty-five “disadvantaged rural black men” (Pozgar, 2016) that both had syphilis and did not have syphilis. This study, named "Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male" (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013), was conducted by the Public Health Service from 1932 to 1972, however was only projected to last 6 months (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013). The purpose of the study was to show

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    What is syphilis? The aim of this essay is to find out if syphilis affects a particular gender or age group, and if so, how it is transmitted? Many people are unaware of this disease as the occurrence reduced considerably after penicillin became available. However, this disease is not completely extinct. “The past decade has seen a rise in new cases of the almost forgotten historic disease syphilis, particularly in certain risk groups” (Wohrl and Geusau, 2007). Syphilis is a sexually transmitted

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    Syphilis is a rare sexually transmitted disease that causes serious health problems and complications if left untreated. This disease has stages and many symptoms. Both genders can contract it, but it can be cured and certainly prevented. Syphilis is a harsh sexually transmitted disease. It can be contracted through intercourse and orally with any age or gender. The infection is a spiral shaped bacteria that grows on the mucus of the genitals or mouth. Syphilis has three stages, the first stage

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    Syphilis Pathophysiology • It is an STD that can cause complications that could be long-term if treatment isn’t provided correctly. Symptoms are divided into three stages, primary, secondary, latent and late syphilis. Signs/Symptoms Primary Stage • Single sores may be noticeable. The sore indicates where syphilis entered your body. The sore can be firm, round, and painless. Sometimes you may not be able to see the sore. The sore lasts 3 to 6 weeks and will heal with or without treatment. Though

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    Syphilis Epidemic Syphilis, which was once thought of as a historic sexually transmitted infection (STI), is making a strong come back in the United States. Recent attention has been given to the state of Oregon where syphilis rates are increasing at a rapid rate. Klamath County, a small rural area in Oregon, does not show the highest rates of syphilis in the state, however its rates have increased dramatically over the last five years. Due to the increase prevalence and severe side effects of

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    Organism Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum. T. pallidum has an oddly small genome and lacks genes that encode numerous metabolic functions and classical virulence factors. T. pallidum is vastly infectious and lasts for decades in the untreated host. Early syphilis lesions result from the host's immune response to the treponemes. Treponema pallidum is a spirochetal bacterium often times are found growing in clusters. This pathogen has a protoplasmic cylinder bound

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    pallidum Disease: Syphilis Classification of the causative agent: • Gram – bacteria • Spiral in shape (spirochete, belonging to family Spirochaeticea) • Cannot grow on standard media culture (the are considered microaerophilic) History: • The bacterial disease Syphilis has been known since the dawn of the New World, since the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492. • It has been known to be one of the most common infections in world, next to gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae). Syphilis is a sexually

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    Throughout the ages, while the origins to this day continue to be debated, the strength and potency of the disease have rarely been in question. Syphilis, while not viewed as a huge threat due to a decreased number of cases in the mid-late 1990s, needs to be taken more seriously by the public because it is more dangerous than many realize, especially because it is extremely contagious, it is extremely elegant in the symptoms it produces, it has played a larger part in history than many would think

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    article, “Syphilis Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis,” found in the WebMD website, states that syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that causes red sores in or around certain areas of the body. These blistering sores can be painless at the beginning, but as it progresses into a severe case they become a more painful infection. The article states that Treponema pallidum is the bacterium that is associated with syphilis. As syphilis is now a rare disease, the article explains how syphilis used to

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    Syphilis is a highly contagious disease that is spread through sexual activity including oral sex and anal sex. You could also occasionally pass this disease by prolonged kissing or by close body contact. The disease is spread through sores but most of the time the sores are unrecognizable and by the time you notice it you most likely have passed it onto your sexual partner. Pregnant women that have syphilis could also pass it onto their babies. The type of syphilis that the baby would develop is

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