What Is Syphilis? - Causes, Symptoms & Stages


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James was prescribed an antifungal medication to treat his case of syphilis. Why is this prescription questionable?

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1. Which of the following is one way in which syphilis is transmitted?

2. The pathogen that causes syphilis is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of the characteristics of syphilis. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of how syphilis is treated and what develops during the primary stage of syphilis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • How syphilis is transmitted
  • What develops during the primary stage of syphilis
  • Causes and treatment of syphilis
  • Pathogen that causes syphilis

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related syphilis lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding causes of syphilis
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about how syphilis is transmitted

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to a particular sexually transmitted disease, read through the brief lesson called What is Syphilis? - Causes, Symptoms & Stages. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what syphilis is and what causes it
  • Recall how syphilis is transmitted
  • Review the different stages of syphilis from the primary stage to the late stages
  • Learn about the treatment of syphilis and the importance of early intervention