Syphilis. Symptoms

Definition of Syphilis
Infectious-contagious venereal disease caused by Treponema pallidum or Spirochaeta, also called lues. In ancient disease received various names: the Italians called it evil or morbid Gallic Frenchmen, and Frenchmen bad Neapolitan. Other names include de Morbo gallicus, evil boils, mentulagra, syphilis, pundendagra.

The name syphilis comes from "cock Syphylis sive de morbo" (1530), Fracastoro, which deals with a character named SifiL which apparently was the first contracted the disease.

Congenital form is distinguished and learned otherwise.

Symptoms of Congenital syphilis
In the early manifestations present at birth or that originate in the first months of life, are distinguished:

Symptoms of congenital syphilis: skin manifestation
* Pemphigus luetic newborns
* Cuatáneas maculo Sifilodermias papular or anceiformes
* Typical lesions of the nails and hair, etc.

Symptoms of congenital syphilis: signs of mucosal
* Inflammation of the nasal mucosa (coryza luetic the newborn)

Symptoms of congenital syphilis: visceral manifestations
* Enteritis
* "Pneumonia alba", etc..

Symptoms of congenital syphilis: skeletal manifestations
* Over time other manifestations are bone (saddle nose, saber, etc.).
* Hepatitis luetic
* Hutchinson's triad including visual disturbances (parenchymatous keratitis), auditory (laberintitos) and typical dental injuries.

Symptoms of Syphilis acquired
The course of acquired syphilis is divided into several periods or stages.

Symptoms of acquired syphilis: Primary Stage
* Starts 2 to 4 weeks of infection with the appearance of sifiloma (incubation period). Typical hard nodule and negligent initial sifiloma soon festers.
* Also there are small hard swellings in the groin, swollen lymph nodes.
* Sometimes the initial sifiloma may be overlooked on examination to have a very small size, or for being in internal genital organs.

Symptoms of acquired syphilis: secondary phase or period
It consists of the spread of syphilis infection by step into the bloodstream of the treponemes from the local primary lesion (initial sifiloma). This phase can last from one to three years.

Symptoms of this phase
* The symptoms of this phase in rich and polymorphic, and that syphilis does not respect any tissue or organ.
* The skin may appear the luetic roseola, the sifilodermias papular, pustular, and pigmented.
* The hair may fall out (alopecia luetic), nail shapes and discard.
* The mucous membranes are usually covered with small red spots, papules, ulcerations.
* It can also appear anemia, fever sender node swelling (neck, shoulder, armpit), muscle aches, joint and bone disorders, headaches, neuralgia variety hepatomegaly, impaired renal secretory function, impaired vision and hearing, etc. .
* When manifestations of this phase focus and affect vital organs (liver, kidneys) lead to severe impairment of general conditions and then called malignant syphilis.

Symptoms of acquired syphilis. Phase or Tertiary period
This period usually begins within two or three years of the initial infection and its manifestations often overlap with those of the secondary period is not complete. It is characterized by the appearance of the gums in the brain, liver, kidneys, etc..

The tires are typical pathological manifestations of this period and consist of hard lumps of various dimensions and slow growth may eventually soften and ulcerate. May occur not only in the subcutaneous tissue but also in internal organs (lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, meninges, bones, brain, etc.).. So the symptoms of this period can be very diverse and complex, and often severe involvement of vital internal organs.

Symptoms of this phase
Attacks may occur angina pectoris, myocarditis, aortic aneurysm, heart valve defects, liver and kidney failure, meningitis, encephalitis, etc..

Symptoms sífiis: Phase or Quaternary period
Is the appearance-caracetirizado many years after contracting the disease-general paresis or tabes dorsalis.

Locomotor ataxia tabes dorsalis or progressive
Degeneration of the dorsal spinal cord and sensory trunks, with atrophy.
It is characterized by paroxysms of severe pain or difficulty, incoordination, sensory disorders, loss of reflexes, paroxysms of functional changes of various organs including the stomach, larynx, etc., And also by various trophic disturbances, especially the bones and joints, incontinence or urinary retention, decreased sexual potency, and so on.
The course is slowly progressive and may even temporarily halted or altered, complete healing is rare.

It is a disease of adults, more common in males. Syphilis is the sole or main cause.

Related Topics
Homeopathy for syphilis

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