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Syphilis Primaria

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.87
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card shows a portion of a face from nose to lips showing Syphilis Primaria. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. The great majority of all chancres are located on the genitals, but they may occur upon any part of the body. Extra-genital chancres are found most often on the lips or in the mouth, about the nipples in women, on the lips or in the mouth, about the nipples in women, on the face, fingers, or at the anus. The extra-genital chancre is usually single. It may have all the characteristics of the typical genital lesion, and appear as a finger nail sized round or oval polished erosion partially covered by a thin crust or a gray fibrinous membrane and excreting a little blood stained serum, surrounded by a dusky red areola, and situated upon a base of gristly induration. Often however extra-genital chancres have very little in their appearance to distinguish them from non-specific sores. Syphilis Primaria in this case may be known as Sclerosis syphilitica labii inferioris. more...