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Definition of "secondary syphilis" [secondary syphilis]

  • The second and highly infectious stage of syphilis, appearing from seven to ten weeks after the initial exposure, characterized by a general skin rash accompanied by various symptoms of illness such as fatigue, headache, sore throat, muscle pain, and fever. (noun)

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