Category Archives: Infectious diseases

What is syphilis?

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease(STD) affecting the genital organs.Syphilis is transmitted by a spirochete bacterium named Treponema pallidum.It is most often transmitted by sexual contact, but it can also be transmitted from mother to fetus by placental route.When transmission …

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Types of human herpes viruses and associated diseases.

Human herpes viruses are 8 in number, they are associated with a number of diseases like fifth diseases, sixth disease,herpes zoster etc.

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Findings in congenital,primary, secondary and tertiary syphilis

Congenital syphilis First sign – Rhinitis/Snuffles Primary bullous lesions Primary syphilis Painless punched out non bleeding indurated ulcer Painless rubbery lymphadenopathy Secondary syphilis Bilaterally symmetrical asymptomatic skin rash on palms and soles-MC finding Moth eaten alopecia Condyloma lata Arthritis and …

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Measles and pertusis

There are many similarities between measles and pertusis. Measles Caused by paramyxo virus(RNA ) Only source of infection is a case of measles No carriers Virus cannot survive outside the body Koplik’s spots. Rubella is less communicable than measles because …

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