secondary syphilis


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sec·on·dar·y syph·i·lis

the second stage of syphilis See: syphilis.

secondary syphilis

n.
The second and highly infectious stage of syphilis, appearing from seven to ten weeks after the initial exposure, marked by a skin rash, fever, headache, sore throat, and muscle pain.

secondary syphilis

See syphilis.

secondary syphilis

STD The 2nd stage of syphilis that begins 1 wk to 6 months post initial infection, often manifest as a generalized skin rash simulating many other diseases; SS has been thus called the "great impostor" Clinical Scaly red-brown palmoplantar maculopapules lasting up to 6 wks, ± systemic Sx–fever, myalgias, arthralgias, moist genital warts or condylomata lata; SS is preceded by a genital ulcer and followed by a latency period, during which there are no overt signs of infection Epidemiology 1º and 2º syphilis are very contagious; after lesion clears, infection can become "latent" and lacks overt signs of infection High risks Multiple and/or unknown sex partners, high-risk sex practices, urban areas, low socioeconomic status. See Benign late syphilis, Congenital syphilis, High-risk sexual activity, Latent syphilis, Primary syphilis, Tertiary syphilis.

sec·on·dar·y syph·il·is

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē sif'i-lis)
The second stage of syphilis.
See also: syphilis

sec·on·dary syph·il·is

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē sif'i-lis)
The second stage of syphilis.
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