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Syphilis Picture : Skin Rash

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syphilis skin rash

This patient presented with a dermatologic condition, which proved to be a manifestation of a secondary syphilitic infection.

Secondary syphilis is the most contagious of all stages this disease, and is characterized by the spread of the Treponema pallidum bacteria throughout the body, causing systemic symptoms including cutaneous rashes such as the one depicted in this photograph.

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