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Syphilis - primary

  • Alternative Names

    Primary syphilis; Secondary syphilis; Late syphilis; Tertiary syphilis


    Prevention

    If you are sexually active, practice safe sex and always use a condom.

    All pregnant women should be screened for syphilis.


    References

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Recommendations and Reports: Sexually Transmitted Diseases. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006;55(RR-11).

    Screening for syphilis infection in pregnancy: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med. 2009;150:705-709.

    Screening for syphilis infection. Topic Page. July 2004. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. Accessed 6/28/2010.

    Tramont EC. Traponema pallidum (syphilis). In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 238.