Palmoplantar Syphilide - A Rare Case Report

Abirami S .


Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease. It can present in four stages as primary, secondary, latent and tertiary Syphilis. Secondary Syphilis usually presents after four to ten weeks following primary infection. There is drastic decrease in the incidence of Secondary Syphilis over the past three centuries. Violent cutaneous reactions and fatalities associated with Secondary Syphilis are very rare these days.Here, we discuss a very rare case of Secondary Syphilis presenting as hyper pigmented lesion over palms and soles.

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