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Doctors seeing more syphilis patients with unusual and severe symptoms, study shows

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According to disease detectives in Chicago, there has been a concerning trend of patients reporting unusual symptoms related to the sexually transmitted infection syphilis. These symptoms include vision and eye problems, headaches, hearing loss, and dizziness. A recent study presented at a conference revealed that there were over two dozen cases of these symptoms in Chicago last year, with nearly a third of them in the early stages of infection. The study emphasized the need for healthcare providers to be aware of these unusual symptoms and conduct appropriate screening. Syphilis cases have been on the rise across the US, affecting not only men who have sex with men but also heterosexual individuals and pregnant women.