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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White links the non-treatment of older men with late latent syphilis in the 1940's with Mr.
Other men obtained referrals out of the Macon County Health Department to the syphilis rapid-treatment clinics in Birmingham (although in the early years of penicillin treatment, from the mid 1940s until the mid 1950s, it was common not to treat late latent syphilis in older patients, and at least one survivor later claimed that he was turned away from a clinic in Birmingham because he was in the study).
Both are written or co-authored by historian-physicians--Thomas Benedek, Jonathan Erlen, and Robert White--and both focus on the "medical facts" of the study, and especially on the medical uncertainties in the first half of the twentieth century concerning the necessity of heavy metals therapies and penicillin for late latent syphilis (26) They underline the dangers these therapies were believed to pose to patients.
2 million-U shots of benzathine penicillin G get the job done in people with primary, secondary, or early latent syphilis (40) (though some European countries opt for 600,000 IU of procaine penicillin for 10 to 14 days (1)).
1,12,40) For late latent syphilis or syphilis of unknown duration, the CDC calls for 2.
Late latent syphilis (including syphilis of unknown duration)
Neurosyphilis is unlikely in patients with late latent syphilis and a negative blood VDRL-test.
A multivariate analysis showed that higher baseline RPR titer and diagnosis of latent syphilis were associated with a longer time until the RPR titer became negative, Dr.
11) However, in the same year, the CDC also received 9,470 reports of early latent syphilis, in which infection was probably acquired in the preceding year.
The Stanford University investigators concluded in 1948 that it would be reasonable to treat otherwise healthy individuals who had latent syphilis "if they have not passed the age of 60.