✯ STIs; __________
▪︎ Signs/ Symptoms:
⇢ Primary symptoms: Fever, weight loss, malaise
・Almost flu-like. Would take place and disappear in about 4 weeks.
⇢ Secondary symptoms: Skin Condylomata lata (plaque like warts), arthritis, inflammation of the liver and spleen, hoarseness in the throat (chronic sore throat)
・Appear in about 6 weeks to 6 months.
・Patients may have a rash on the palms of the hands or the feet that is typical of ______ lesions.
⇢ May cause blindness, psychological implications, death
・If not treated.
▪︎ May be acquired through sexual contact, (less commonly) contact with exudate from the infected person, or transplacentally (if the mother has this and is pregnant)
▪︎ Tx: Benzathine Penicillin G
▪︎ Pregnancy concerns: IUGR, preterm birth, still birth