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undetected syphilis possiblillity 6months to 7 yrs

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  • Posted By: macmac
  • February 28, 2011
  • 01:17 AM

At my annual phyiscial I informed my doctor about 2 genitial warts I had for a year. One I cut down about 6months ago and became an open lession, also notice some swelling of the genitials.
I was informed it maybe syphilis to which the results of blood testing are not back. I will be having a biopsy done to the lession tomorrow.
I learned that a patient of mine I took care of for over 5 years was a spyphilis baby of the 1930's. I worked with this person between 5-10 yrs ago.
Can someone tell me what is my expected treatment?I'm allergeric to all penicillians.

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  • The treatment really depends on what stage the syphilis is at and whether it has attacked the nervous system. Here are a few possible treatments. Hope it reassures you that there are alternatives if it is syphilis. (There are other alternatives to Pen G even if it is not syphilis. Good luck. This is from a CDC article:Doxycycline 100 mg orally twice daily for 14 days (209,210) and tetracycline (500 mg four times daily for 14 days) are regimens that have been used for many years. Compliance is likely to be better with doxycycline than tetracycline, because tetracycline can cause gastrointestinal side effects. Although limited clinical studies, along with biologic and pharmacologic evidence, suggest that ceftriaxone (1 g daily either IM or IV for 10–14 days) is effective for treating early syphilis, the optimal dose and duration of ceftriaxone therapy have not been defined (211). Azithromycin as a single 2-g oral dose is effective for treating early syphilis (212–214).
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    • February 28, 2011
    • 04:05 AM
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