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Extensive annular verrucous late secondary syphilis.
Br J Dermatol. 2005 Jun; 152(6):1343-5.BJ

Abstract

We report an illustrative case of an apparently healthy 38-year-old man with a past history of alopecia universalis who developed extensive, slightly pruritic, infiltrated annular verrucous lesions of the scalp, perioral, lumbar, perianal and genital areas over a 6-month period. The combination of an unusual clinical presentation, positive syphilis serology and rapid response to penicillin therapy was consistent with a diagnosis of extensive annular and verrucous late secondary syphilis. We present this case to illustrate a rare and potentially misleading clinical feature of late secondary syphilis, a disease considered to be of the past but still present in today's practice.

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Department of Dermatology, Geneva University Medical School, 24 rue Micheli-du-Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15949006

Citation

Pournaras, C C., et al. "Extensive Annular Verrucous Late Secondary Syphilis." The British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 152, no. 6, 2005, pp. 1343-5.
Pournaras CC, Masouye I, Piletta P, et al. Extensive annular verrucous late secondary syphilis. Br J Dermatol. 2005;152(6):1343-5.
Pournaras, C. C., Masouye, I., Piletta, P., Piguet, V., Saurat, J. H., & French, L. E. (2005). Extensive annular verrucous late secondary syphilis. The British Journal of Dermatology, 152(6), 1343-5.
Pournaras CC, et al. Extensive Annular Verrucous Late Secondary Syphilis. Br J Dermatol. 2005;152(6):1343-5. PubMed PMID: 15949006.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Extensive annular verrucous late secondary syphilis. AU - Pournaras,C C, AU - Masouye,I, AU - Piletta,P, AU - Piguet,V, AU - Saurat,J-H, AU - French,L E, PY - 2005/6/14/pubmed PY - 2005/8/5/medline PY - 2005/6/14/entrez SP - 1343 EP - 5 JF - The British journal of dermatology JO - Br. J. Dermatol. VL - 152 IS - 6 N2 - We report an illustrative case of an apparently healthy 38-year-old man with a past history of alopecia universalis who developed extensive, slightly pruritic, infiltrated annular verrucous lesions of the scalp, perioral, lumbar, perianal and genital areas over a 6-month period. The combination of an unusual clinical presentation, positive syphilis serology and rapid response to penicillin therapy was consistent with a diagnosis of extensive annular and verrucous late secondary syphilis. We present this case to illustrate a rare and potentially misleading clinical feature of late secondary syphilis, a disease considered to be of the past but still present in today's practice. SN - 0007-0963 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15949006/Extensive_annular_verrucous_late_secondary_syphilis_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -