Syphilis

This used to account for the majority of queries I receive (about 40 per cent), so I have decided to give a detailed description - It occurs in two forms namely - Endemic syphilis - Venereal syphilis i.e. syphilis spread by sexual intercourse - Some people will find it embarrassing or shameful to discover that an ancestor died from a sexual disease … ...

Syphilis

Sexually transmitted venereal infection.
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Syphilis

A sexually transmitted disease that can affect a fetus.
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syphilis

[n] - a common venereal disease caused by the Treponema pallidum spirochete
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syphilis

Sexually transmitted disease caused by the spiral-shaped bacterium (spirochete) Treponema pallidum. Untreated, it runs its course in three stages over many years, often starting with a painless...
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Syphilis

a sexually transmitted disease; initially causes only painless sores on the genitals but can be life-threatening if untreated
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Syphilis

Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum, a microscopic organism called a spirochete. This worm-like, spiral-shaped organism infects people by burrowing into the moist mucous membranes of the mouth or genitals. From there, the spirochete produces a non-painful ulcer known as a chancre. There are three stages of syphilis...
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Syphilis

Syph'i·lis noun [ New Latin , from Syphilus , the name of a shepherd in the Latin poem of Fracastoro, ' Syphilus , sive Morbus Gallicus,' which was published in 1530; Greek ... hog, swine + ... dear, loving. The term was introduced into nosology by Sauvages.] (Medicine) The pox, or v...
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syphilis

<microbiology> A sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochete, Treponema pallidum. May also be acquired prenatally (foetal infection). ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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syphilis

syph noun a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
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syphilis

(sif´ĭ-lis) a contagious, usually sexually transmitted disease that leads to many structural and cutaneous lesions; it is caused by a spirochete, Treponema pallidum. A congenital type can be acquired by a fetus in utero from the mother.
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Syphilis

• (n.) The pox, or venereal disease; a chronic, specific, infectious disease, usually communicated by sexual intercourse or by hereditary transmission, and occurring in three stages known as primary, secondary, and tertiary syphilis. See under Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary.
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syphilis

systemic disease that is caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum. Syphilis is usually a sexually transmitted disease, but it is ... [30 related articles]
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Syphilis

An infectious bacterial disease that is transmitted through sexual contact or other infected bodily fluids. An individual will notice the first symptoms appear apporximately 12 to 30 days after coming in contact with the disease, The microorganisms can cross the placenta and infect the developing fetus. Narrower term(s): Gumma Broader term(s): Se.....
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syphilis

syphilis (sif'ulis) , contagious sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum (described by Fritz Schaudinn and Erich Hoffmann in 1905). Syphilis was not widely recognized until an epidemic in Europe at the end of the 15th cent. Some medical historians have proposed t...
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Syphilis

Syphilis is a venereal disease (VD, STD) due to the micro-organism Treponema Pallidum. It is usually transmitted by sexual contact with an infected person, but may also be transmitted by contact with an infected person through cuts or scratches in the skin, making medical staff particularly at risk of contracting the disease. The initial stage of s...
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syphilis

Type: Term Pronunciation: sif′i-lis Definitions: 1. An acute and chronic infectious disease caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum and transmitted by direct contact, usually through sexual intercourse. After an incubation period of 12-30 days, the first symptom is a chancre, followed by slight fever and other constitutional symptoms (prim...
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syphilis

Sexually transmitted disease caused by the spiral-shaped bacterium (spirochete) Treponema pallidum. Untreated, it runs its course in three stages over many years, often starting with a painless hard sore, or chancre, developing within a month on the area of infection (usually the genitals). The second stage, months later, is ...
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Syphilis

A venereal disease caused by spirochete. Acquired infection is transmitted by sexual contact. Congenital infection comes from a mother who has been infected during or shortly before pregnancy.
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Syphilis

Syphilis is a contagious, sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. The spirochete enters through the skin or mucous membranes, on which the primary manifestations are seen.
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syphilis

A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterial infection that produces an ulcer on the genitals and can have potentially serious effects if untreated.
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Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum. The primary route of transmission is through sexual contact; it may also be transmitted from mother to fetus during pregnancy or at birth, resulting in congenital syphilis. Other human diseases caused by related Treponema pallidu...
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Syphilis

A sexually transmitted disease
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Syphilis

A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterial infection that produces an ulcer on the genital
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Syphilis

Sexually transmitted venereal infection.
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