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Syphilis Hereditaria

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.84
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card shows an infant with a syphilitic eruption known as Syphilis Hereditaria. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. If a syphilitic fetus survives to full term it may be born with a syphilitic eruption in the form of bullae on any part of the body but usually upon the palms and soles. Nearly always however the infant is born with a clear skink apparently healthy, and discloses the symptoms of syphilis in the first month or two. Before or with the skin eruption there develops in over half the cases the condition known as snuffles, which is syphilitic coryza or ozena that interferes with the breathing and necessarily also with the nursing off the infant. Mucous patches are very common and also painful fissures at the angles of the lips and at the anus. more...