tertiary syphilis

  1. the third stage; characterized by involvement of internal organs especially the brain and spinal cord as well as the heart and liver
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How To Use tertiary syphilis In A Sentence

  • In _tertiary syphilis_, whether inherited or acquired, the most common lesion is a diffuse gummatous infiltration, which tends to go on to ulceration and to lead to widespread destruction of tissue. Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.
  • Tertiary syphilis or neurosyphilis should be treated with penicillin G sodium, 3 million units IV every 4 hours for 10 to 14 days, followed by penicillin G benzathine, 2.4 million units IM weekly for 3 weeks.
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