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Syphilis Primaria

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.86
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card shows a penis afflicted with Syphilis Primaria. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. A few days after the appearance of the chancre it is not uncommon to palpate a few hard painless cords which vary in thickness from that of a pin to that of a match and extend from the neighborhood of the chancre toward the base of the penis. They are lymphatic vessels which have become specifically indurated, plugged with agglutinated leucocytes or compressed by perlymphangitic infiltration. A sore which appears more than ten days after the last coitus is probably a chancre. The firm swelling usually causes phimosis and thus completely conceals any chance located on the inner fold of the prepuce or in the coronary sulcus. The same lesion is more common in women associated with a chancre on a labium majus. Syphilis Primaria in this case also be known as Sclerosis syphilitica et oedma indurativum. more...