Syphilis is a sexually-transmitted infection or disease that is quite prevalent nowadays. It is caused by the Treponema pallidum bacterium and is transmitted and spread through unprotected sexual intercourse. It can also be passed on from an infected mother to her infant.
Stages of Syphilis
Syphilis is made up of several stages: primary stage, secondary stage, latent stage, and tertiary stage. Today, we will take a quick look at what happens during the tertiary stage of this infection.
The tertiary stage
The tertiary stage of syphilis is the last and final stage of this disease. It occurs to those that fail to receive treatment right away. It can happen after many years or decades since you first got infected, and it can cause various severe complications and problems.
The following are some of the most common complications to expect during the tertiary stage of syphilis:
- - memory loss
- - heart diseases
- - neurosyphilis
- - blindness
- - destruction of bones and soft tissues
- - deafness
- - death
So, to avoid these terrifying things, you should get tested for syphilis at the earliest chance.