Scott E Rudkin, MD, MBA, RDMS
Barbara J Blasko, MD
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
James Ungar, MD
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Syphilis in the first 2 stages continues to be cured with penicillin-unlike other diseases that are becoming resistant to antibiotics. The outlook for people with tertiary syphilis is less optimistic. In one study, 20% of people with cardiovascular syphilis died without antibiotic therapy. More than 60% of these people, however, remain symptom free even without treatment.
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