Note: This page may contain content that is offensive or inappropriate for some readers. An infectious disease caused by a spirochete Treponema pallidum , usually transmitted sexually or in utero, marked initially by local formation of chancres and progressing if untreated to bacteremia and widespread organ damage, such as skin ulcerations and tabes dorsalis. Word History: When syphilis began to ravage Europe in the late s, it was described with such terms as the "Neapolitan disease," "Spanish disease," and "French disease," according to national prejudices of the person discussing the illness. In one of these tales, Spanish sailors who have landed in the Americas become infected with syphilis after killing Apollo's sacred parrots. In the other tale, a group of natives tell the sailors the story of a shepherd, Syphilus, who had seen his flock suffering from heat and thirst and cursed the sun god Apollo.
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8 Syphilis Symptoms In Women That Are Straight-Up Terrifying
Syphilis - Image of Chancre, Vaginal
What does this test do? This is a home-use test kit to measure the pH of your vaginal secretions. What is pH? It is given by a number on a scale of The lower the number, the more acidic the substance. What type of test is this?
Primary stage syphilis sore (chancre) inside the vaginal opening.
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What's wrong with this picture: In the year 2,, only 6, cases of syphilis were reported to the U. But in , 88, new cases of syphilis were reported. Um, WTF? While syphilis tends to be more common among men who have sex with men, about one in 10 new diagnoses are among women, says the U. Department of Health and Human Services.