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Secondary syphilis presenting as atypical oral ulceration--a case report.
Dent Update. 2008 Sep; 35(7):465-7.DU

Abstract

Syphilis is now regarded by many as being of historical interest only in the aetiology of oral ulceration. Its manifestations are still often classified as the classical chancre, snail track ulcers and gumma. Recent literature suggests, however, that there has been a re-emergence of syphilitic ulcers and that these need not fall into the traditional categories. Atypical ulceration with no other apparent cause should prompt investigations for possible underlying infective causes, such as syphilis, because of the increased incidence of the disease.

CLINICAL RELEVANCE

It is important that clinicians maintain a high index of suspicion for syphilis when patients present with atypical oral lesions and syphilis serology should be part of the routine tests in this situation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Birmingham Dental Hospital, St Chad's Queensway, Birmingham, UK.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18853716

Citation

Hayes, Mairéad, et al. "Secondary Syphilis Presenting as Atypical Oral Ulceration--a Case Report." Dental Update, vol. 35, no. 7, 2008, pp. 465-7.
Hayes M, White D, Richards A. Secondary syphilis presenting as atypical oral ulceration--a case report. Dent Update. 2008;35(7):465-7.
Hayes, M., White, D., & Richards, A. (2008). Secondary syphilis presenting as atypical oral ulceration--a case report. Dental Update, 35(7), 465-7.
Hayes M, White D, Richards A. Secondary Syphilis Presenting as Atypical Oral Ulceration--a Case Report. Dent Update. 2008;35(7):465-7. PubMed PMID: 18853716.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Secondary syphilis presenting as atypical oral ulceration--a case report. AU - Hayes,Mairéad, AU - White,David, AU - Richards,Andrea, PY - 2008/10/16/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/10/16/entrez SP - 465 EP - 7 JF - Dental update JO - Dent Update VL - 35 IS - 7 N2 - UNLABELLED: Syphilis is now regarded by many as being of historical interest only in the aetiology of oral ulceration. Its manifestations are still often classified as the classical chancre, snail track ulcers and gumma. Recent literature suggests, however, that there has been a re-emergence of syphilitic ulcers and that these need not fall into the traditional categories. Atypical ulceration with no other apparent cause should prompt investigations for possible underlying infective causes, such as syphilis, because of the increased incidence of the disease. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: It is important that clinicians maintain a high index of suspicion for syphilis when patients present with atypical oral lesions and syphilis serology should be part of the routine tests in this situation. SN - 0305-5000 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18853716/Secondary_syphilis_presenting_as_atypical_oral_ulceration__a_case_report_ L2 - http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/full/10.12968/denu.2008.35.7.465?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -