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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Syphilis

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An inflammatory process, caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum, that tends to evolve through three stages, namely, primary (typified usually by a solitary chancre), secondary (characterized by widespread macules and papules on skin and mucous membranes in conjunction with signs and symptoms of systemic disease), and tertiary (manifested by gummas in the skin and destructive lesions also in the bones, eyes, brain, and elsewhere, resulting in debilitation and often death).

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Syphilis

An inflammatory process, caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum, that tends to evolve through three stages, namely, primary (typified usually by a solitary chancre), secondary (characterized by widespread macules and papules on skin and mucous…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Syphilis (Lues)

An inflammatory process, caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum, that tends to evolve through three stages, namely, primary (typified usually by a solitary chancre), secondary (characterized by widespread macules and papules on skin and mucous…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Syphilis (Lues): Key Points

syphilis of less than 1 year’s duration; infection of indeterminate length, or more than 1 year’s duration; neurosyphilis; congenital syphilis; and syphilis infection in association with HIV infection. When a diagnosis of syphilis is…

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Syphilis (Lues): Treatment

…romycin 500 mg q.i.d. for 15 days; erythromycin may not adequately treat the fetus.Give additional penicillin therapy as for congenital syphilis (see below) to the baby at birth. 3, 6, 9, 12 and 24 months Indeterminate length, > 1 year duration…

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Syphilis (Lues): Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Primary syphilis Secondary syphilis Tertiary syphilis Congenital syphilis Differential diagnosis Differential diagnosis of primary syphilis Herpes simplex virus Differential diagnosis of secondary syphilis Guttate psoriasis…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanocytic Nevi and Melanotic Macules

Hamartomas (“congenital” melanocytic nevi) and benign neoplasms (“acquired” melanocytic nevi) of various specific types, all of which are composed of abnormal melanocytes and manifested clinically as lesions of different…

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Balanitis: Overview

…nvironment, prescribe nystatin ointment to be applied sparingly to the glans penis after washing. Order a serologic test for syphilis and evaluate the patient for diabetes mellitus. Evaluate the sexual partner(s) for candidal, bacterial, or…

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Syphilis (Lues): References

…s http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/genital-ulcers.htm#congenital Read PJ and Donovan B (2012) Clinical aspects of adult syphilis, Int Med Journal, 42: 614-619. Mattei, PL et al (2012) Syphilis: an emerging infection, AFP, 86: 433-440. Roett MA,…

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Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…drug eruption. A careful drug history is indicated in the evaluation of a patient with a possible viral exanthem. Secondary syphilis, caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum, results in a generalized eruption with scaly erythematous…

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Syphilis (Lues): Clinical Cases

…ated. A complete physical, including neurologic evaluation, is performed (normal). Notably, no additional cutaneous signs of syphilis are found. A detailed sexual history is performed and his case (and contacts) are reported to the public health…

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