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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

…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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Syphilis (Lues)

…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…

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Syphilis (Lues): Key Points

…observed on multiple occasions. A CSF examination should precede and guide treatment of HIV-infected individuals with latent syphilis or syphilis present for 1 year or more, or of unknown duration. If CSF examination is not possible, treat for…

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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…

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Syphilis (Lues): Treatment

…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 syphilis should be reported. All patients require clinical and serologic…

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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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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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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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Epidermolysis Bullosa: Overview

…a if possible and to heal the wounds that result from injury to the skin. Patients with these diseases are best treated in a tertiary care setting. For this reason, the basic principles in the management of all cases of EB will be described in…

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