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Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria. It infects the genital area, lips, mouth, or anus of both men and women. You usually get syphilis from sexual contact with someone who has it. It can also pass from mother to baby during pregnancy.

The early stage of syphilis usually causes a single, small, painless sore. Sometimes it causes swelling in nearby lymph nodes. If you do not treat it, syphilis usually causes a non-itchy skin rash, often on your hands and feet. Many people do not notice symptoms for years. Symptoms can go away and come back.

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  1. Syphilis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria. It infects the genital area, lips, mouth, or ... of both men and women. You usually get syphilis from sexual contact with someone who has it. ...
  2. Syphilis Tests What are syphilis tests? Syphilis tests are used to screen for and diagnose syphilis . Syphilis is one of the most common sexually transmitted ... in specialized labs. Why do I need a syphilis test? You should get tested for syphilis if ...
  3. Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is most often spread through sexual contact. ... Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infectious ( ...
  4. Congenital syphilis is a severe, disabling, and often life-threatening infection seen in infants whose mothers were infected with ...
  5. ... usually occurs in people who have had untreated syphilis for many years. ... years after a person is first infected with syphilis. Not everyone who has syphilis develops this complication. ...
  6. The VDRL test is a screening test for syphilis . It measures substances (proteins), called antibodies , which your ... have been infected with the bacteria that cause syphilis.
  7. ... rapid plasma reagin) is a screening test for syphilis . It measures substances (proteins) called antibodies that are ... RPR test can be used to screen for syphilis. It is used to screen people who have ...
  8. About Syphilis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Syphilis/Start Here ... Syphilis ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... This page answers basic questions about syphilis, including how to prevent and treat ...
  9. Syphilis (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    Syphilis/Women ... Syphilis ... Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health
  10. Syphilis (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Syphilis/Start Here ... Syphilis ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
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