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syphilissyph‧i‧lis /ˈsɪfəlɪs/ noun [uncountable]  MIa very serious disease that is passed from one person to another during sexual activitysyphilitic /ˌsɪfəˈlɪtɪk◂/ adjective
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syphilisCongenital syphilis is arbitrarily divided into early and late stages with the dividing line at two years of age.How glad I am, she thought simply, that I have not suddenly contracted syphilis.I also wonder if she feared syphilis.Until 1942 there was no reliable cure for syphilis, too late for Karen Blixen.The famous Wassermann diagnostic blood test for syphilis has been used for forty years.A lumbar puncture may be required if syphilis or granulomatous infection is suspected.Semen infected with hepatitis or syphilis can be donated, but only if a woman agrees to accept it.
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