Complications of Syphilis


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About complications: Complications of Syphilis are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Syphilis. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Syphilis and complications of Syphilis is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Syphilis: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Syphilis includes:

Complications of Syphilis: About 3 to 7 percent of persons with untreated syphilis develop neurosyphilis, when the bacteria invade the nervous system during the early stages of infection. There may or may not be symptoms like headache, stiff neck, fever from tissue inflammation, seizures, or even symptoms of stroke with resulting numbness, weakness, or visual complaints.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Syphilis: NWHIC

Last revision: June 18, 2003

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