Sífilis primaria

La sífilis es una enfermedad de transmisión sexual causada por la bacteria Treponema pallidum. La sífilis primaria se manifiesta como llagas abiertas pequeñas e indoloras que aparecen de tres a seis semanas después de la exposición. Aunque la lesión tarda en sanar de seis a ocho semanas, el organismo no tratado continúa multiplicándose incontrolablemente, causando más complicaciones. La infección puede durar 30 años o más y puede producir complicaciones neurológicas severas.Sífilis primaria

Revision

Last reviewed 5/31/2012 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Bellevue, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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