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Syphilis Tertiaria

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.106
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card shows a view of the palm of a person’s hand up to just above the wrist with Syphilis Tertiaria. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. There is no line of demarcation between the popular and the tubercular serpiginous palmar syphilids. The former may occur in the first year of syphilis, the latter any time in tertiary period. The papular form may be associated with other secondary symptoms, and is sometimes symmetrical, affecting both hands; affecting both hands; the tubercular if it is not the only eruption, is associated with other tertiary lesions, and is much more likely to confined to one hand. Painful fissures often form in the natural creases of the palm, but ulceration as it occurs in the tubero-serpiginous lesions in other regions is rarely seen upon the palms. Syphilis Tertiaria as represented here is known as Syphilis tubero-serpiginosa volae manus. more...