Synonyms and related words:
French disease, Spanish pox, VD, acquired syphilis, balanitis gangrenosa, cerebral tabes, chancre, chancroid, clap, claps, climatic bubo, congenital syphilis, constitutional syphilis, dose, dose of clap, fifth venereal disease, general paresis, granuloma inguinale, granuloma venereum, great pox, hard chancre, latent syphilis, locomotor ataxia, morbus Gallicus, paralytic dementia, paresis, pox, pudendal ulcer, simple chancre, social disease, soft chancre, syph, syphilis, syphilitic meningoencephalitis, tabes, tabes dorsales, tertiary syphilis, tropical bubo, venereal disease

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