Bacteria of Syphilis

Syphilis, caused by a spiral shaped bacterium (a sprirochete) known as Treponema Pallidum, is another extremely dangerous diseases. It can go for years, moving through a number of stages. Fortunately, it can be cured with antobiotics in the first two stages or even in the laten phase.

Primary Syphilis
  • The disease begins when one of the spirochetes enters a tiny break in the skin, usually in the warm, moist mucous membranes of the genital track, rectum or mouth. But there is usually no sign of the diseases for ten to twenty eight days. Then you may discover a moist, painless open lump or swelling, about the size of a dime or smaller, somewhere in the visible portions, of the genitals, anus or mouth. This is known as a chancre. 
  • But this chancre can also develop out of sight, deep in the recesses of the vagina, the rectum, or the male urethra. So don't wait until you see a chancre. If you even faintly suspect that you may have been exposed to syphilis, see a physician at once.
  • And be careful not to let anyone else come into contact with the chancre. It is dangerously infective.
Secondary Syphilis:
Even without treatment, the chancre will disappear within several weeks. Unfortunately this may give the infected person a false sense of security. Meanwhile, however, the infection has entered the blood, and the spirochetes are being carried to all parts of the body, The secondary stage has begin.


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