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Syphilis Secundaria

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.91
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card shows the back torso of male with Syphilis secundaria. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. The syphilitic rash is a tolerably common and usually an early manifestation of constitutional syphilis, though it often develops considerably after the fourth month. It may be the first recognized cutaneous eruption or it may follow the macular syphiloderrm. The papules are from pin-head to bean size or larger. It is quite common for the lesions to be nearly all of a size, which has given rise to the various designations, military, small and large popular syphiloderms. The eruption is found on all parts of the body but differs in its distribution from the early roseola, in its greater tendency to involve the face, especially the forehead (corona veneris), and the palms and soles. Other favorite localities for the larger papules are the angles of the mouth, the naso-labial folds, and the genito-crural and anal regions. more...