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Syphilis Tertiaria

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.105
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card shows a side view of a female breast and stomach with Syphilis Tertiaria. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. The tubercular syphilid as denoted may appear from one to forty years after the onset of the disease. Individual tubercles are pinhead to hazel-nut sized nodules. Their evolution is like that of an ordinary boil, but without the signs of inflammation. They are firm, elastic, rounded smooth or slightly scaly, brownish red protuberances. Their most peculiar and typical characteristic is a tendency to occur in segmental groups or to coalesce with the formation circinate or serpiginous patches or tracts, and the fusion is usually so intimate that individual tubercles are not longer to be distinguished. There is generally a result of scaring or atrophy of the skin. This form of Syphilis Tertiaria is known as Syphilis tubero-serpiginosa. more...