Manifestations of Syphilis

  title={Manifestations of Syphilis},
  author={Bernard M. Karnath},
Hospital Physician January 2009 43 S yphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the Treponema pallidum spirochete, named because of its resemblance to a twisted thread (Treponema) and pale color (pallidum).1 The term syphilis originates from the poem “Syphilis, sive Morbus Gallicus” by Girolamo Fracastoro, an Italian physician and poet (1478−1553), in which the fictional shepherd in the poem, Syphilus, is a victim of the disease.2,3 T. pallidum is transmitted by direct sexual… CONTINUE READING


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