The most common symptom is a
During secondary syphilis, additional symptoms such as fever, general ill feeling, loss of appetite, muscle aches, joint pain,
Signs and tests
VDRLor serum RPR(used as screening tests). If these are positive, one of the following will need to be done to confirm the diagnosis: FTA-ABS
Review Date: 08/01/2008
Reviewed By: Linda Vorvick, MD, Seattle Site Coordinator, Maternal & Child Health Lecturer, Pathophysiology, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine; Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.