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  • eliminate syphilis
  • In 1998, CDC initiated intensive efforts to eliminate syphilis from the United States. (cdc.gov)
  • The United States is actively trying to eliminate syphilis by finding and treating everyone who is infected, so the number of infected people has been dropping very fast. (scarleteen.com)
  • meningovascular syphilis
  • The types of neurosyphilis include asymptomatic, acute syphilitic meningitis, meningovascular syphilis, parenchymatous syphilis (which includes general paresis and tabes dorsalis), and optic atrophy. (wikipedia.org)
  • can turn into meningovascular syphilis , a secondary form characterized by inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord ( aseptic meningitis ) and/or changes in the vascular structure of the brain. (everything2.com)
  • lesions
  • Studies suggest that people with HIV who become infected with syphilis may be more likely to develop lesions and may have a faster progression of syphilis disease. (poz.com)
  • Syphilis is transmissible by sexual contact with infectious lesions, from mother to fetus in utero, via blood product transfusion, and occasionally through breaks in the skin that come into contact with infectious lesions. (medscape.com)
  • That is, it can be transmitted either by intimate contact with infectious lesions (most common) or via blood transfusion (if blood has been collected during early syphilis), and it can also be transmitted transplacentally from an infected mother to her fetus. (medscape.com)
  • Regardless of the stage of disease and location of lesions, histopathologic hallmarks of syphilis include endarteritis (which in some instances may be obliterative in nature) and a plasma cell-rich infiltrate. (medscape.com)
  • Carbon dated skeletons of monks who lived in the friary showed bone lesions typical of venereal syphilis. (bionity.com)
  • Supporters of the Columbian theory find syphilis lesions on pre-contact Native Americans and cite documentary evidence linking crewmen of Columbus's voyages to the Naples outbreak of 1494. (bionity.com)
  • disease
  • If syphilis is not treated, the disease can affect various other systems in the body, including the brain , heart , and vessels . (wikipedia.org)
  • An ancient disease, syphilis is still of major importance today. (daviddarling.info)
  • Of these men, 431 had previously contracted syphilis before the study began, and 169 did not have the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control , the men were told that they were being treated for "bad blood", a colloquialism that described various conditions such as syphilis, anemia, and fatigue. (wikipedia.org)
  • Any person who has sex with a person infected with syphilis can get the disease. (virginia.gov)
  • The complex and variable manifestations of the disease prompted Sir William Osler to remark, "The physician who knows syphilis knows medicine. (medscape.com)
  • Studies in rabbits show that spirochetes can be found in the lymphatic system as early as 30 minutes after primary inoculation, suggesting that syphilis is a systemic disease from the outset. (medscape.com)
  • The name "syphilis" was coined by the Italian physician and poet Girolamo Fracastoro in his epic noted poem, written in Latin, entitled Syphilis sive morbus gallicus (Latin for "Syphilis or The French Disease") in 1530. (bionity.com)
  • Until that time, as Fracastoro notes, syphilis had been called the "French disease" in Italy and Germany, and the "Italian disease" in France. (bionity.com)
  • The terms "lues" and "Cupid's Disease" have also been used to refer to syphilis. (bionity.com)
  • The Columbian Exchange theory holds that syphilis was a New World disease brought back by Columbus and Martin Alonzo Pinzon. (bionity.com)
  • pallidum
  • The syphilitic infiltrate reflects a delayed-type hypersensitivity response to T pallidum , and in certain individuals with tertiary syphilis, this response by sensitized T lymphocytes and macrophages results in gummatous ulcerations and necrosis. (medscape.com)
  • In 1998, the complete genetic sequence of T. pallidum was published which may aid understanding of the pathogenesis of syphilis. (bionity.com)