[Current syphilis therapies and serological control. Commentary on the article by M. Hartmann in Hautarzt, Volume 2 (2004)].Hautarzt. 2004 Nov; 55(11):1087-9.H
Penicillin is currently the drug of choice for therapy of syphilis. Clemizole and procaine penicillin are no longer available. For this reason only benzathine penicillin and infusion therapy with benzyl penicillin are possible. Treatment with doxycyline or ceftriaxone is also conceivable. Suitable serological methods are necessary to control the safety of the therapy.