Treatment for syphilis

Treatment of Syphilis

Syphilis is treated with penicillin, administered by injection. Other antibiotics can be used for patients allergic to penicillin.
A small percentage of patients do not respond to the usual doses of penicillin. Therefore, it is important that patients have periodic repeat blood tests to make sure that the infectious agent has been completely destroyed and there is no further evidence of the disease.

In all stages of syphilis, proper treatment will cure the disease, but in late syphilis, damage already done to body organs cannot be reversed.

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