Syphilis

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What is syphilis?

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria. It infects the genital area, lips, mouth, or anus of both men and women. Acquired infection is transmitted through sexual contact with an individual with early syphilis. It can be transmitted from mother to baby as a congenital infection

Common symptoms reported by people with syphilis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with syphilis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Bicillin C-R)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
syphilis (1)

Data from patients with syphilis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with syphilis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Bicillin C-R)
Perceived effectiveness
for syphilis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
cold sores (fever blisters) fever/chills
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
syphilis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with syphilis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has syphilis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 2
40s 6
50s 3
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 11
Female 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from syphilis patients who have completed their condition history
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