Symptoms of Syphilis
Since Syph is a very complex disease, its symptoms are equally complex and vary depending on the type and stage of the disease the infected person has. With Primary Syphilis, a skin wound appears at the point of contact, anywhere between 3 days to 3 months after the infection has taken place. Another common symptom is lymph node enlargement. With Secondary Syphilis, the most common symptom is a non-itchy rash that appears on the extremities of the infected person or patchy hair loss. The Tertiary stage occurs 3 – 30 years after the Secondary stage, and is characterized by large patches of lesions on the body. With Congenital Syph, the infected infant can display skin lesions, an enlarged spleen or deformed bones, which may show up at birth or later on.