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Syphilis Secundaria

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.90
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card shows the back torso of a female with Syphilis secundaria. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. The most common and usually the earliest form of secondary syphilitic rash is the roseola. It appears anytime from four weeks to four months, usually six weeks, after the chancre. Not uncommon are prodromal symptoms, cephalagia, sore throat, fever which may be high in debilitated individuals, and pains in the long bones coming on peculiarly at night and sometimes associated with tenderness to pressure. The rash usually starts in the umbilical region and becomes rapidly general and profuse. Syphilis Secudaria may also be known as Syphilis maculosa, Roseola syphilitica, Syphilodera maculosum, or seu erythematosum. more...