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Flashcards in Genital Ulcer Diseases/Syphilis Deck (11):
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Three common infectious conditions can result in lesions on the genitals

-Syphilis
-Chancroid
-Genital herpes

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What other causes can Genital Ulcer have?

HIV because of open lesions

3

Syphilis Signs and Symptoms
1&2

1. Chancre (painless, hard lesion) “Chancre”
2. Rash, sore throat, headache, mild fever, malaise, myalgia

4

Syphilis Signs and Symptoms 3&4

3. Latent- no clinical signs
4. Gummas, dementia, blindness, paralysis, heart failure

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Pathogen and Virulence Factors for Syphilis

Narrow spirochetes difficult to be seen by regular light microscope

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Causative agent for Syphilis

Treponema pallidum

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Pathogenesis
Transmission for Syphilis

-Sexual contact
-Mother to fetus cause
-death
-retardation
-malformation

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Susceptibility for Syphilis

Sexually active individuals

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Diagnosis for Syphilis

-Primary, secondary, and congenital
-Antibody test against T. pallidum antigens

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Treatment for Syphilis

Primarily with penicillin G

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Prevention for Syphilis

-Abstinence
-Mutual monogamy
-Condoms

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