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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

Key Points The treatment of syphilis is based on the duration of infection and the organ systems involved. Five subtypes of syphilis can be distinguished: primary, secondary, or early syphilis of less than 1 year’s duration; infection of indet…

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Syphilis (Lues): Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for syphilis depends on the duration of infection and the immune competence of the host. Patients’ contacts should be traced and evaluated for possible syphilis infection. All documented cases of…

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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 Pityri…

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Balanitis: Overview

…se, psoriasis, lichen planus, lichen sclerosis et atrophicus, syphilis, and scabies) may affect the glans penis preferentially. A total skin examination to rule out these other conditions should be performed. Any area of balanitis not responding to c…

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Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…uation 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 papules, characteristically with palmo-plantar involvement. Addit…

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Syphilis (Lues): Clinical Cases

…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 department. The patient is given an intramuscular dose of penicilli…

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Syphilis (Lues): References

…enital 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, Mayor MT, Uduhiri KA (2012) Diagnosis and management of genital…

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Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…e may result in persistence of the cutaneous reaction. Lupus erythematosus, sarcoidosis, syphilis, and rarely cutaneous T cell lymphoma may present as a gyrate erythema. A biopsy is indicated in all but the most classic cases and if lesions persist….

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