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Nurs Stand. 2007 Nov 14-20;22(10):48-55; quiz 58.

Syphilis: clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment.

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School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.


Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that is increasing in the U.K. If left untreated it can have a number of potentially devastating health-related sequelae. However, effective treatment is available. Nurses working in various healthcare settings should be aware of the signs and symptoms of the infection to make a prompt diagnosis and appropriate referral for treatment.

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