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If the syphilis infection isn't treated, it may then progress to a stage characterized by severe problems with the heart, brain, and nerves that can result in paralysis, blindness, dementia, deafness, impotence, and even death if it's not treated.

From: Syphilis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 26, 2018

SOURCE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 26, 2018

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