Syphilis in women can occur without symptoms, and may be in the form of the typical symptoms. And as the disease is well treated only in the initial stages, when there came more permanent changes in the internal organs, brain and spinal cord, after casual sex is best to visit the dermatologist and conduct a full examination.
Female syphilis - how do you get?
In most cases, a woman is infected with syphilis through sexual contact during sexual contact with syphilis. But if a man has the elements of primary syphilis are located on the lips or in the mouth, and it is quite possible contamination through kissing - so you may receive syphilis among girls.
After infection at the site of introduction of the infectious agent (Treponema pallidum) 3-4 weeks (the incubation period can last from five days to six months) there is a chancre.
Not excluded women and household way of infection through close contact with the patient - through utensils, clothes, personal hygiene items, and so on.
Primary syphilis in women
Primary syphilis is most often seen in the form of a chancre at the site of introduction of infection. But sometimes maybe asymptomatic and atypical course.
While infecting sexual way chancre usually appears on the big or small labia and clitoris. Less commonly it appears on the inner surface of the hips, pubic or cervical mucous membrane in the throat. When household way of infection, including kissing the symptoms of syphilis
Symptoms of syphilis - it is important to recognize at an early stage
women appear as chancre on the lips of the mouth, on the tonsils, the back of the throat and so on.
Chancre first is a small spot or pink papule with a diameter of 5 to 10 mm. A few days later the element increases to the size of a pea, in the middle appear necrosis (tissue destruction) and formed a painless ulcer with thick edges and the base is flexible and smooth shiny red bottoms.
About a week after the first solid increase nearby, and then the rest of the lymph nodes
Lymph nodes - what keeps our immune system
. They are usually dense, elastic, painless and not soldered to surrounding tissues. The increase in the lymph nodes can be kept for several months.
Sometimes the labia lips appear edema, which hides the place of introduction of infection. This atypical form of primary syphilis - indurativnyy swelling. Chancre disappears without any consequence in about 6-7 weeks after the onset, even without treatment.
Secondary syphilis in women
The secondary period of syphilis in women manifests itself in the form of a different nature rashes on the skin and mucous membranes throughout the body. In primary syphilis rash open more intense, bright and is symmetrical, with recurrent - less colorful and often grouped character.
The most characteristic appearance of pale pink spots, bluish or brownish papules papules with pustules on the surface. Quite often found on the skin of all kinds of elements of an eruption. Because atypical forms manifestations of secondary syphilis
Secondary syphilis - can proceed unnoticed for several years
psoriazopodobnye occur, seborrheic, papular rash on the palms and soles, and so on.
Some women (mainly in debilitated, immunocompromised) a week before the onset of the rash may develop signs of intoxication: fatigue, malaise, slight rise in temperature, headache.
Untreated secondary syphilis
Syphilis - punishment of Venus
It lasts 3-4 years, and then transferred to a tertiary.
Tertiary syphilis in women
The manifestation of syphilis in women, if it continues for several years, reflected in the appearance of the skin, mucous membranes, internal organs, tissues, brain and spinal cord or multiple tubercles single gummas. They represent the elements of the eruption with the collapse of tissues, formed as a result of allergic reactions.
The bumps are located in the middle layers of the skin and are small (0, 3-1 cm) in size. They tend to group, the formation of complex shapes on the surface of the body and the formation of small scars after healing.
Gunma are usually isolated. They are larger than the bumps, located in the deep layers of the skin and subcutaneous tissue to form in the process of destruction of nonhealing ulcers and severe scarring.
How does syphilis among women in advanced stages? The appearance of bumps and gummas in the internal organs and the central nervous system leads to a permanent reduction of their functions.
Syphilis in women: treatment
Treatment of syphilis in women Policy Pay by conventional means, mainly drugs of the penicillin group. Today, the treatment regimen developed various periods syphilis using as water-soluble and dyurantnyh (long acting) formulations penicillin.