latent syphilis


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la·tent syph·i·lis

infection with Treponema pallidum, after the manifestations of primary and secondary syphilis have subsided (or were never noticed), before any manifestations of tertiary syphilis have appeared.

latent syphilis

Etymology: L, latere, to be concealed; Gk, syn, together, philein, to love
a stage of syphilis infection in which no clinical symptoms appear, although serological tests indicate the presence of the syphilis spirochete. Latent syphilis occurs in two phases following secondary syphilis. The early phase occurs within 1 year of infection, and the late phase occurs after 1 year of infection. Late latent syphilis is noninfectious. Latency can persist for 3 to 30 years and may or may not progress to tertiary syphilis. See also syphilis.

latent syphilis

Serologically positive subclinical syphilis, which usually occurs between secondary and tertiary phases of the disease.

la·tent syph·i·lis

(lātĕnt sifi-lis)
Infection with Treponema pallidum, after the manifestations of primary and secondary syphilis have subsided (or were never noticed), before any manifestations of tertiary syphilis have appeared.

la·tent syph·i·lis

(lātĕnt sifi-lis)
Infection with Treponema pallidum, after manifestations of primary and secondary syphilis have subsided (or were never noticed), and before any manifestations of tertiary syphilis have appeared.
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