Lion king or syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria. Symptoms of syphilis begin with the appearance of painless sores in the genital area, mouth or rectum.

Wounds or ulcers in the genital area which are symptoms of syphilis (syphilis) are often invisible and painless so that the sufferer is not aware of them. Even so, at this stage, the infection can already be passed on to other people.

Without prompt and proper treatment, syphilis can damage the brain, heart and other organs. In pregnant women, infection is also dangerous because it can cause abnormal fetal conditions, even death in the baby. Therefore, this condition needs to be diagnosed and treated as early as possible.

Syphilis Causes and Symptoms

Syphilis is caused by an infection with the bacterium Treponema pallidum which is spread through sexual contact with sufferers of lion kings. The syphilis-causing bacteria can also be spread through physical contact with wounds on the sufferer's body.

Symptoms of syphilis are classified according to the stage of development of the disease. Each type of syphilis has different symptoms. Here is the explanation:

  • Primary
    syphilis This type of syphilis is characterized by sores ( chancres ) where bacteria enter.
  • Secondary
    syphilis This type of syphilis is characterized by the appearance of a rash on the body.
  • Latent
    syphilis Syphilis does not cause symptoms, but the bacteria are present in the patient's body.
  • Tertiary
    syphilis Syphilis can cause damage to the brain, nerves, heart, or other organs.

Syphilis Treatment and Prevention

Treatment of syphilis will be more effective if done at an early stage. During the treatment period, sufferers are advised not to have sex, until the doctor makes sure the infection has healed.

Syphilis can be prevented by practicing safe sex, namely being faithful to one sexual partner and using a condom every time you have sex. In addition, examination or screening for syphilis also needs to be carried out routinely in people who are at high risk of experiencing this disease.

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