Types of Syphilis

by Carlo Raj, MD

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    The lecture Types of Syphilis by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

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    1. A generalized mucocutaneous rash, involving palms and soles.
    2. Seizures, delirium, and high grade fever with small red clustered papules on chest, arms and legs.
    3. Generalized tender blisters sparing palms and soles and mucocutaneous junctions
    4. Ulcerated chancres both inside and outside the vagina, with severe pruritis.
    5. Generalized, tender, oozing and bleeding small ulcers, accompanied by low grade fever, and a new murmur on auscultation.
    1. All of these.
    2. Endarteritis obliterans, leading to aortic aneurysm formation
    3. Gummas in skin
    4. Tabes Dorsalis
    5. Gummas in liver and/or bone
    1. Primary syphilis 3 weeks after initial exposure, secondary syphilis 5 weeks after primary lesion, and tertiary syphilis 5 years after initial exposure
    2. Primary syphilis at the time of exposure, secondary syphilis 3 weeks after exposure, and tertiary syphilis 2 years after exposure
    3. Primary syphilis 3 days after exposure, secondary syphilis 5 days after exposure, tertiary syphilis 5 months after exposure
    4. Primary syphilis 3 hours after exposure, secondary syphilis 5 hours after primary lesions, and tertiary syphilis 5 weeks after secondary syphilis
    5. Primary syphilis 3 days after exposure, secondary syphilis 5 months after primary syphilis, and tertiary syphilis 5 months after secondary syphilis
    1. Vertical (trans-placental) transfer
    2. During passage through birth canal
    3. At the time of placental detachment
    4. Breast feeding
    5. Skin to skin contact
    1. It only manifests as a skin rash few hours after birth.
    2. It can manifest in early or late childhood, sometimes even in adulthood
    3. In an infant, it can cause skeletal deformities like anteriorly curved tibias.
    4. It can lead to hepatomegaly and skin rash in infants.
    5. It can be a cause of deafness, blindness, and notched central incisors.

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     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD

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