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An extraordinary case of syphilis presenting with a labial ulcer.
Saudi Med J. 2016 Nov; 37(11):1261-1264.SM

Abstract

In the differential diagnosis of patients with ulcers on the lips characteristics like the duration of the ulcer, number, size, depth, shape, base, margins, and distribution are considered. Such ulcers arise from many diseases particularly, viral and bacterial infections, malignancies can also be responsible. Classic syphilitic chancres are painless erosions settled on hard papule; these are evident in the genital area in more than 90% of patients. This study describes a case of a 38-year-old female patient presenting with a painful ulcer covering 3 quarters of the upper lip showing settlement on erythematous, edematous, and indurated plaque covered with hemorrhagic crusts. The aim of this study was to consider differences between the classic syphilitic chancre typically found in the genital region from extragenital chancres and to raise awareness of the possibility of primary syphilis when patients present with painful ulcers on the lip.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. E-mail. filizsvet@yahoo.com.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27761567

Citation

Demir, Filiz T., et al. "An Extraordinary Case of Syphilis Presenting With a Labial Ulcer." Saudi Medical Journal, vol. 37, no. 11, 2016, pp. 1261-1264.
Demir FT, Salaeva K, Altunay IK, et al. An extraordinary case of syphilis presenting with a labial ulcer. Saudi Med J. 2016;37(11):1261-1264.
Demir, F. T., Salaeva, K., Altunay, I. K., & Yalcın, O. (2016). An extraordinary case of syphilis presenting with a labial ulcer. Saudi Medical Journal, 37(11), 1261-1264. https://doi.org/10.15537/smj.2016.11.15674
Demir FT, et al. An Extraordinary Case of Syphilis Presenting With a Labial Ulcer. Saudi Med J. 2016;37(11):1261-1264. PubMed PMID: 27761567.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An extraordinary case of syphilis presenting with a labial ulcer. AU - Demir,Filiz T, AU - Salaeva,Kenyul, AU - Altunay,Ilknur K, AU - Yalcın,Ozben, PY - 2016/10/21/pubmed PY - 2017/7/21/medline PY - 2016/10/21/entrez SP - 1261 EP - 1264 JF - Saudi medical journal JO - Saudi Med J VL - 37 IS - 11 N2 - In the differential diagnosis of patients with ulcers on the lips characteristics like the duration of the ulcer, number, size, depth, shape, base, margins, and distribution are considered. Such ulcers arise from many diseases particularly, viral and bacterial infections, malignancies can also be responsible. Classic syphilitic chancres are painless erosions settled on hard papule; these are evident in the genital area in more than 90% of patients. This study describes a case of a 38-year-old female patient presenting with a painful ulcer covering 3 quarters of the upper lip showing settlement on erythematous, edematous, and indurated plaque covered with hemorrhagic crusts. The aim of this study was to consider differences between the classic syphilitic chancre typically found in the genital region from extragenital chancres and to raise awareness of the possibility of primary syphilis when patients present with painful ulcers on the lip. SN - 0379-5284 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27761567/An_extraordinary_case_of_syphilis_presenting_with_a_labial_ulcer_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.15537/smj.2016.11.15674 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -