About Syphilitic:

Syphilitic is a kind of disease of the aorta which is connected with the tertiary phase of syphilis infection. Syphilitic starts with irritation of the adventia which covers the vessels and these vessels deliver the aorta with blood which is called as vasa vasorum.

As a result of these vessels of the vasa vasorum which confirm hyperplastic thickening of their walls and therefore it confines blood flow and causes ischemia of the outer two-thirds of the aortic wall and finally the aortic wall becomes patchy.

Most importantly, if the disease continues to grow without treatment then it leads to an aortic aneurysm. Syphilitic is an impediment of unprocessed syphilis which gets in touch with the inflammation of the tissues covering the brain and spinal cord and therefore it is very dangerous. The sufferers of this disease can experience many changes in mental status and problems with nerve function.

Symptoms of Syphilitic:

  • The sufferers feel huge changes in vision like decreased vision
  • People usually get high fever.
  • Suffering of headache is also a symptom.
  • Mainly the status of mind changes as the patient reacts differently.
  • The patient experiences confusion most of the time.
  • Disorientation is also one of the most important symptoms.
  • Irritability causes much when the disease infected the body.
  • The patient regularly suffers with sleepiness, lethargy and the patient cannot get up early in the morning.
  • The patient also suffers nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain is also one of the big problems when the body is infected with syphilitic attack.
  • Seizure is also considered a big symptom.
  • Photophobia is a usual symptom of this disease.
  • The sufferer also feels much sensitivity to loud noises
  • Stiffness of shoulders and other muscle aches are also usual symptoms of this disease.

Treatment of Syphilitic:

There are many treatments available nowadays to treat well this disease. Most importantly, if the treatment of the infection of this disease is done in the initial stage then it can help prevent new nerve damage and may reduce symptoms.

Tetracycline or erythromycin penicillin and some antibiotics are usually given. However, doctors take much time to treat well all infected areas of this syphilitic because the duration of treatment can prevent transmission of the disease to other human as well as a complete cure can be expected. Doctors usually do an examination to understand about the disease whether the antibiotic therapy will work or not.

If somebody suffers with seizures, then anticonvulsants like phenytoin are used to control as the emergency treatment.

Causes of Syphilitic:

Syphilitic is a sexually transmitted disease.  The main cause of syphilitic infections is through sexual contact with an infected person. However, in some of the cases it has been observed that syphilitic can be transmitted without sexual intercourse too.

Syphilitic Types:

Syphilitic disease has three main types -

  • Primary syphilis
  • Secondary syphilis
  • Tertiary syphilis