Tertiary (Late) Syphilis
Organ damage: About 33% of people who don’t get treated for their syphilis infection suffer serious damage to the brain, nervous system, heart, or other organs. Late syphilis can also cause paralysis, dementia, vision loss, deafness, and heart failure.
Death: Yes, syphilis can lead to death if left untreated.
Late Syphilis can still be cured, which can prevent further damage to your body or death. However, treatment cannot repair or reverse damage that has already occurred. So, it’s important to get tested and treated for syphilis as soon as possible.