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What is the latent stage of syphilis?

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During this phase, the syphilis bacteria are still alive in your body, but you have no signs or symptoms of the infection. You’re not contagious during this stage, but syphilis may still affect your heart, brain, nerves, bones, and other parts of your body. This phase can last for years.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Syphilis -- CDC Fact Sheet.”

Southern Nevada Health District: “Syphilis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Syphilis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Syphilis.”

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on April 08, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: “Syphilis -- CDC Fact Sheet.”

Southern Nevada Health District: “Syphilis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Syphilis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Syphilis.”

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on April 08, 2019

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