Syphilis causes symptoms that are very similar to those of many other diseases and are sometimes not recognized. Syphilis has historically been referred to as "the great imitator."
Symptoms of the primary stage of syphilis are similar to those of:
Symptoms of the secondary stage of syphilis are similar to:
Symptoms of the tertiary (late) stage depend on the organ system affected. Symptoms may resemble those of:
Symptoms of syphilis that are present at birth (congenital syphilis) may be similar to:
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