Syphilis management of sexual partners

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Management of Sexual Partners

  • Sexual transmission of Treponema pallidum is thought to occur only when mucocutaneous syphilitic lesions are present.
  • Although such manifestations are uncommon after the first year of infection, persons exposed sexually to a patient who has syphilis in any stage should be evaluated clinically and serologically and treated with a recommended regimen, according to the following recommendations:[1]
  • Sexual partners of infected patients should be considered at risk and provided treatment if they have had sexual contact with the patient within:

References

  1. http://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/syphilis.htm#syph-man Accessed on September 27, 2016
  2. "Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010". Retrieved 2012-12-19.

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