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Oral findings in secondary syphilis.
Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2018 Mar 01; 23(2):e138-e143.MO

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum. However, there are of hematogenic and vertical transmission. All health care professionals must be aware of the manifestations of this condition, such as oral lesions.

OBJECTIVES

This study to analyze and compare four clinical cases of syphilis that were diagnosed based on lesions in the oral cavity with published literature.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

Four patients with a confirmed sorologic and clinical diagnosis of syphilis were examined, confirmated from manifestation of oral lesions together with analysis of serological laboratory tests and histopathological analyses.

RESULTS

Lesions were found in classic sites such as lips, tongue and skin. However, there were also lesions on the hard palate, and labial commissure, which correspond to less than 5% of the syphilis oral manifestations.

CONCLUSIONS

The practice of unprotected oral sex may result in infection and development of syphilis. The acknowledgment of the oral manifestations of syphilis in all its period of training for health professionals is of basic importance, the association of clinical features, histopathological findings and serological tests are required to complete the diagnosis and correct treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Av. Limeira, 901 - Areião, Piracicaba, SP 13414-018 Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil, rodrigosoares002@hotmail.com.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29476680

Citation

de Andrade, R-S, et al. "Oral Findings in Secondary Syphilis." Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral Y Cirugia Bucal, vol. 23, no. 2, 2018, pp. e138-e143.
de Andrade RS, de Freitas EM, Rocha BA, et al. Oral findings in secondary syphilis. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2018;23(2):e138-e143.
de Andrade, R. S., de Freitas, E. M., Rocha, B. A., Gusmão, E. S., Filho, M. R., & Júnior, H. M. (2018). Oral findings in secondary syphilis. Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral Y Cirugia Bucal, 23(2), e138-e143. https://doi.org/10.4317/medoral.22196
de Andrade RS, et al. Oral Findings in Secondary Syphilis. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2018 Mar 1;23(2):e138-e143. PubMed PMID: 29476680.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Oral findings in secondary syphilis. AU - de Andrade,R-S, AU - de Freitas,E-M, AU - Rocha,B-A, AU - Gusmão,E-S, AU - Filho,M-R-M, AU - Júnior,H-M, Y1 - 2018/03/01/ PY - 2017/10/02/received PY - 2017/12/02/accepted PY - 2018/2/25/pubmed PY - 2018/10/30/medline PY - 2018/2/25/entrez SP - e138 EP - e143 JF - Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal JO - Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal VL - 23 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum. However, there are of hematogenic and vertical transmission. All health care professionals must be aware of the manifestations of this condition, such as oral lesions. OBJECTIVES: This study to analyze and compare four clinical cases of syphilis that were diagnosed based on lesions in the oral cavity with published literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Four patients with a confirmed sorologic and clinical diagnosis of syphilis were examined, confirmated from manifestation of oral lesions together with analysis of serological laboratory tests and histopathological analyses. RESULTS: Lesions were found in classic sites such as lips, tongue and skin. However, there were also lesions on the hard palate, and labial commissure, which correspond to less than 5% of the syphilis oral manifestations. CONCLUSIONS: The practice of unprotected oral sex may result in infection and development of syphilis. The acknowledgment of the oral manifestations of syphilis in all its period of training for health professionals is of basic importance, the association of clinical features, histopathological findings and serological tests are required to complete the diagnosis and correct treatment. SN - 1698-6946 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29476680/Oral_findings_in_secondary_syphilis_ L2 - http://www.medicinaoral.com/medoralfree01/aop/22196.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -