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what 2 ways can syphilis be transmitted?
how long does syphilis last for?
what is the pathogenesis of clinical manifestations of syphilis?
direct tissue invasion
what causes syphilis?
spirochaete = coiled bacterium
why is syphilis so important if it is curable?
facilitates HIV transmission
congenital syphilis - serious consequences
(so screen in ANC booking)
what are the names of the 4 stages of syphilis?
what is the risk of transmission of untreated syphilis?
how can you transmit syphilis?
from mucosal lesions
oral vaginal anal sex
even if condom used
what is the main difference between primary and secondary syphilis?
primary = LOCAL
seconday = DISSEMINATED
how soon after exposure does primary syphilis occur?
2-3 weeks after exposure
what are features of primary syphilis?
ulcer at site of exposure
chancre= HARD ulcerating papule on genitalia
what happens to ulcer in primary syphilis?
resolves spontaneously over weeks-months