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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 524-527

Malignant syphilis in an immunocompetent adult male


Department of Dermatology, SVS Medical College, Mahbubnagar, Telangana, India

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Angoori Gnaneshwar Rao
F12, B 8, HIG-2 APHB Baghlingampally, Hyderabad - 500 044, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_733_16

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The occurrence of malignant syphilis in an immunocompetent individual is rare. We present malignant syphilis in a 35-year-old immunocompetent male who presented with a 1-month history of noduloulcerative lesions on the torso. Examination revealed multiple pustules, nodules, and deep-seated ulcers distributed on the trunk, face, and upper and lower limbs. Characteristic morphology of lesions, positive serological tests for syphilis, characteristic histopathology, and resolution of lesions following institution of penicillin therapy confirmed the clinical diagnosis of malignant syphilis.


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