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Syphilis


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Line graph showing congenital syphilis, primary and secondary syphilis rates, by year -- United States, 1992-1998. Epidemiology, surveillance.


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The face of a newborn infant displaying pathologic morphology indicative of “Congenital Syphilis”.A pregnant woman with syphilis can pass T. pallidum to her unborn child, who may be born with serious mental and physical problems as a result of this infection. When a newborn is affected it is known as “Congenital Syphilis”.


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An illustration of a Treponema pallidum bacterium.Using a sagittal section, this illustration depicts the cellular organelles located at one end of a T. pallidum bacterium, the etiological agent responsible for the sexually transmitted disease, syphilis.


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A chancre on the penis due to primary syphilis.The primary stage of syphilis is usually marked by the appearance of a single sore called a chancre. The chancre is usually firm, round, small, and painless. This image shows a chancre located at the coronal sulcus of the penis.


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Chancres on the penile shaft due to a primary syphilitic infection caused by Treponema pallidum bacteria.The primary stage of syphilis is usually marked by the appearance of a single sore called a chancre. The chancre is usually firm, round, small, and painless.


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Patient with secondary syphilitic macular rash on the medial right foot.The rash often appears as rough, red or reddish brown spots, and can appear on both the palms of the hands as well as on the plantar surface (bottom) of the feet.


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Photograph of primary syphilitic chancre of the glans penis.This patient has a primary syphilitic chancre of the glans penis. A chancre is a primary skin lesion of syphilis, which begins at the site of inoculation after an interval of 10-30 days, and appears as a papule or red ulcerated skin lesion.


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A photograph of a primary syphilitic chancre of the lower lip due to Treponema pallidum bacteria.A patient with a typical syphilitic chancre located on lower lip. A chancre is a small, painless red ulcer that develops during primary syphilis. Primary syphilis is characterized by one or more chancres after inoculation with T. pallidum bacteria.

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