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These were secondary syphilitic lesions on the palms of a 60 yr. old woman.
Syphilis is a complex sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It has often been called "the great imitator" because so many of the signs and symptoms are indistinguishable from those of other diseases.
Content Providers(s): CDC/Dr. M. F. Rein