In the sick person is not immediately arises a full-blown disease. The first signs of syphilis can only be observed after the completion of the incubation period, which is characterized by the length of each person individually. On average, this period is about three weeks, while the most common elongation than shortening the incubation period.
What is the first clinical sign
The first manifestations of syphilis can be seen in the place where there was the introduction of the pathogen into the body. At the beginning of the ill person feels healthy, he makes no complaints, so does not apply to a specialist. Even with the most careful examination of the skin is impossible to find any abnormalities. Those scratches or cracks through which penetrated the pathogen eventually heal, the person does not give it the attention, but the body at the moment happens reproduction Treponema pallidum.
The first signs of syphilis
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is the appearance of the characteristic symptoms of the disease (or chancre) and the natural reaction of the lymph nodes. The primary focus of the disease is detected at the site of introduction of the pathogen, most commonly genital organs. Chancre distinguished by the presence of elastic density, which can be compared with the elasticity of the cartilage of the ear, if you squeeze it with your fingers. Chancroid in most cases the formation of a single, but plural chancre may occur due to the fact that treponema penetrate at several places simultaneously.
During the incubation period, if the infected person continues a relationship with syphilis man, he developed a new chancre has appeared on the background of prior learning. Chancre differ in appearance, which is determined by the following conditions:
- state reactivity of the organism
- the influence of various environmental factors and living conditions
- localization chancre
The first signs of syphilis may change dramatically if the wrong treatment was carried out, or joined a secondary infection. Especially dangerous is the use of caustic agents in the chancre, which is a cause of deep damage to the underlying tissue and the development of complications.
The most valuable diagnostic signs of the disease
It was noted that there were some sexual features of the first manifestations of the disease. The first signs of syphilis in men
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found during the inspection of the genitals. Apart from having a chancre can easily identify specific lymphangitis, which is detectable in the form of rolling thick cord at the root of the penis. In males, this feature is most valuable.
If a woman conducting a survey, it is mandatory to be studied with the help of vaginal mirrors. The first signs of syphilis in women
Syphilis in women - manifestations of the disease
found during the inspection of the cervix, which can be localized chancre. Confirmation of the diagnosis involves finding pale treponem. Often, the primary focus is detected on the labia (most often affects the labia majora). Phenomena limfangita women lead to the development of edema. Sexual lip increases in volume, texture changes, draws attention to a bluish-red color tone labia.
If there was erosion of the genitals, it is first necessary to eliminate syphilis
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Even in the absence of clear signs of the chancre. If you have a chancre conducting a survey of the lymph nodes, which are located in close proximity to the pathological formation. In most responsive nodes in the groin area. They are painless increase after the appearance of the chancre. When syphilis lymph nodes will never be soldered to the underlying tissues, so this feature is of great diagnostic value.
What helps to establish the diagnosis in a timely manner
It is a mistake to think that only a blood test can confirm the diagnosis of the disease. At the primary stage of the disease serological tests will yield negative results. After the appearance of the chancre must pass three to four weeks to analyze blood samples became positive. In this context, great importance is attached to the detection of pathological formations on the skin or mucous membranes. The primary manifestations of syphilis are sometimes non-specific nature of symptoms.
At the beginning of the initial period of illness, when a chancre and reliably determined by enlarged lymph nodes, patients may have complaints of headache, malaise. Short time, low-grade fever persists, so the presence of intoxication syndrome is a medical reason for choosing the wrong tactics.
Given that the ill person does not know the specific time of a disease, he continues a relationship with a patient. For this reason, in some cases rash of papules may appear before the second period of the disease. These papules are located in the regional circle of the chancre, and they are characterized by the presence of rounded, flat, solid surface. Papules different brown-red color, with rare species eroded lesions.
The primary symptoms of syphilis may occur against a background of mixed infection, so the picture will be erased chancre. For this reason, it is required to conduct re-examination for syphilis, serological monitoring for six months. It is recommended not to reduce the duration of the control, as a single negative result does not rule out the possibility that people will be infected for a long time and did not know about his illness. In this situation, it is a potential source of infection to others of his close friends, family members.