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Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Syphilis

Syphilis causes symptoms that are very similar to those of many other diseases and are sometimes not recognized. Syphilis has historically been referred to as "the great imitator."

Symptoms of the primary stage of syphilis are similar to those of:

Symptoms of the secondary stage of syphilis are similar to:

Symptoms of the tertiary (late) stage depend on the organ system affected. Symptoms may resemble those of:

Symptoms of syphilis that are present at birth (congenital syphilis) may be similar to:

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDevika Singh, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease
Last RevisedSeptember 29, 2011

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: September 29, 2011
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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