According to European and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, the recommended treatment for uncomplicated early syphilis in adults (i.e. primary, secondary and early latent) is a single intramuscular injection of 2.4 million units of benzathine benzylpenicillin G (BPG). Recent reviews have also recommended BPG as the first-line treatment of early syphilis, reporting a success rate of more than 90% over a large panel of studies. This form of the drug provides weeks of treponemicidal levels of penicillin in the blood, but does not efficiently cross the blood-brain barrier.
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