Venereal disease of syphilis Incubation period
Syphilis is a kind of venereal disease thatwithout appropriate professional treatment, it affects the skin, mucous membranes, musculoskeletal and nervous systems. The disease of syphilis, the incubation period of which depends fully on the degree of damage and the effectiveness of the applied methods of treatment, is among the infectious.
Medical history knows a huge number of cases when, having contracted one of the forms of syphilis, a person died, but the situation has changed since the antibiotic penicillin was discovered.
Classification of the degree of infection occurs by currents and stages. The primary, later secondary and final tertiary periods of syphilis are allocated. The incubation period of the disease isan average of 20-30 days, but subject to taking drugs during the period of infection, it can be reduced to 2 weeks or increased to 30 weeks, which happens much more often.
Stages of syphilis
one of the first signs of the primary stagesyphilis illness is considered to be the appearance of a solid chancre in the presence of additional symptoms of the development of the disease. Additional symptoms of primary syphilis include: loss of vital energy, impaired brain function, accompanied by insomnia, headaches, irritability. Often, stool disorder, loss of appetite, bone pain and aches in joints, as well as an increase in body temperature, give grounds in combination with laboratory tests to diagnose primary syphilis.
The secondary stage of syphilis is manifested in a verymultiple forms, but mostly in the form of small pimples, which are scattered throughout the body. Characterized by the appearance of redness in the form of rashes on the skin and mucous membrane, the appearance of foci of alopecia. Secondary stages of syphilis, as a rule, do not cause patients special troubles other than cosmetic.
The most severe stage of syphilis is tertiary, withwhich shows characteristic lesions of the bone, muscle and nervous systems. The beginning of the primary stage is considered the time of introduction of the causative agent treponema into the mucous membrane. In the absence of appropriate treatment, the disease rapidly progresses, developing into a secondary, and then into tertiary syphilis. The incubation period, despite the rapid introduction of the pathogen, does not appear long, posing a greater threat to the environment. Cases of tertiary syphilis in modern society are not common.
There is still a kind of disease, likecongenital syphilis. In this case, the fetus is infected in the womb, and the first manifestations appear at the stage of development of the baby up to two months. Sometimes there are late manifestations of the development of the disease, accompanied by damage to the bone, muscle, nervous systems and associated with the destruction of the functions of the internal organs.
There is a possible situation where the disease exists without obvious manifestations, it is a hidden syphilis, which is diagnosed by a special blood test.
All sexually transmitted diseases are treated withonly professional medical personnel. Self-medication is unacceptable, since it can lead to a delay in the implementation of all activities related to the correct diagnosis and treatment of syphilis. The incubation period depends on the methods that the doctor of the profile category determines. The use of external ointments or creams as a means of treating syphilis is strictly unacceptable until the end of the diagnostic process.
For the treatment of all forms of manifestation of syphilisantibiotics are used on an outpatient basis, under the constant supervision of medical personnel. After completing complex measures aimed at curing the patient of syphilis, a laboratory blood test and examination are carried out, which are repeated for one year with a periodicity of three months.