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Syphilis Tertiaria

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.100
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card shows a man’s head. The man’s head is tilted backwards, his mouth is open wide revealing damage to the soft palate. This view also indicates Syphilis Tertiaria in his nose and mouth. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. Not infrequently in the tertiary stage of syphilis a circumscribed or diffused gummatous infiltration of the soft palate occurs. It develops slowly and insidiously. When the pharyngeal surface is first involved there are no signs other than some stiffness and immobility of the velum palate. The infiltrated tissue is prone to ulcerate and the process may then cause some moderate pain or discomfort. Perforation often results. The uvula is not uncommonly completely destroyed. Syphilis Tertiaria may also be known as Cicatrices palate mollis. more...