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How to Diagnose Syphilis
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. The doctor will look for lesions or rashes on the body and genital area. In addition:
- Material from infectious lesions may be examined under a microscope.
- A blood test can detect antibodies to syphilis.
- If problems with the nerves are present, a spinal tap may be done. This process uses a needle to remove fluid from the spine. It can check the fluid around the brain and spinal cord.
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