Syphilis is the result of an infection that can remain in the person’s body for several years if it is left untreated or recognized. When there is an occurrence of a syphilis rash on hands of patients, this usually indicates that the person has secondary or second stage syphilis.
Syphilis Rash on Hands and Feet
- Secondary syphilis is the manifestation of rashes in the hands, feet, skin, and around the rectum.
- These rashes are not itchy so they are often ignored by patients.
- Syphilis rashes are contagious, and exposure to the said rashes may cause the transmission of the disease to other people.
- The secondary stage of syphilis must be treated as these may lead to the tertiary stage.
- When syphilis reaches tertiary stage, it may cause aortic aneurysm, dementia, death, blindness, and paralysis.
- Serious cases of syphilis that may just start with rashes can increase the risk of having HIV infection.
Syphilis Rash on Arms and other Symptoms of Syphilis
- Light rashes may appear on skin particularly in the arms, legs, hands, and feet
- Chances of chancre may manifest. There are painless genital sores that appear on the vagina or penis, but usually not on the mouth, hands or anus.
- May cause various ulcers including the following: penis ulcer, internal vaginal ulcer, mouth ulcer, anal ulcer, genital ulcer, vaginal ulcer, cervix ulcer, and hand ulcer.
- Possible enlargement of lymph nodes on the groin
- Enlargement of all lymph nodes
- Small brown sores may manifest.
- Possible wart-like lumps may appear.
- Rashes on palms of hands and soles of the person’s feet may also appear.
- Mild fever
- Sore throat
- Loss of hair in patches
- Muscle spasms and pains