Complications

Syphilis can cause many types of complications if left untreated:

Congenital Syphilis:

  • Anemia
  • Deformities
  • Developmental delays
  • Jaundice
  • Seizures
  • Development of tertiary syphilis and associated conditions

Pregnancy

  • Fetal death
  • Infant death
  • Miscarriage
  • Passing syphilis to the baby during delivery
  • Premature birth

Tertiary Syphilis

Get tested for Syphilis

Syphilis is treated with antibiotics. Later stages of the illness could require more aggressive treatment, possibly in a hospital. Act immediately and get tested today!

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Partners and Re-infection

You should refrain from all forms of sexual activity until your body is free from the infection. If you have tested positive for gonorrhea, all your sexual partners should be notified so they can be tested and treated. It is possible to be re-infected, so be sure to use all possible precautionary measures.

Mark Riegel, MD
Mark Riegel, MD
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