Syphilis is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection. It causes a painless, hardened wound on genitals and can later spread to and attack the skin, internal organs, the brain and spine in advanced stages.
Lues venerea, which is better known as syphilis is a disease transmitted by sexual intercourse. It is common in men who have sex with men and is more and more common in women, too. The infection can spread from mother to child during birth.
The infection appears as a painless, moist, firm wound at the location where the bacteria entered the body (usually in the genital area or around the mouth and lips) and as swollen lymph nodes. The wound and swollen lymph nodes disappear within 5 weeks after the infection. After 2-3 months, a skin rash appears and warts develop at the site of infection. This stage can last for up to 5 years and in certain cases the disease goes away on its own. In some cases after 5 years syphilis attacks other organs (such as the heart, lungs, stomach, intestines, liver, bones, and muscles) and finally the brain.
If the symptoms above occur, especially the moist, firm wound in the genital area after having unprotected sex, you should make an appointment with a specialist (doctor of infectology, dermatology, or internal medicine) in order to confirm the diagnosis and begin treatment with antibiotics. Additionally, the affected person's sex partner also needs to be treated. The chances of recovery are very good if it’s started in the early stage. To prevent an infection, the affected person should always use a condom, keep sperm and blood out of the mouth, and avoid promiscuous behavior.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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