Syphilis is infection with the bacteria Treponema pallidum.
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Syphilis is a sexually-transmitted infectious disease. The bacteria that cause it spread through broken skin or mucous membranes.
Pregnant mothers infected with the disease can pass it to the baby developing in their womb. This is called congenital syphilis.
Syphilis is widespread in the United States. It mainly affects sexually active adults ages 20...Read more
About once or twice a month, I see a young male in his late teens or early 20s who come to me to evaluate a bump or lesion on his penis.... Read more »