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Description:This photograph depicts the appearance of what was determined to be a primary syphilitic lesion, which was located on the penile corona, in a region on the right side of the glans penis. The lesion was accompanied by enlargement of the bilateral inguinal lymph nodes. Also known as a syphilitic chancre,
Primary Stage

The primary stage of syphilis is usually marked by the appearance of a single sore (called a chancre), but there may be multiple sores. The time between infection with syphilis and the start of the first symptom can range from 10 to 90 days (average 21 days). The chancre is usually firm, round, small, and painless. It appears at the spot where syphilis entered the body. The chancre lasts 3 to 6 weeks, and it heals without treatment. However, if adequate treatment is not administered, the infection progresses to the secondary stage.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Susan Lindsley
Creation Date:1977
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Links:CDC - National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Facts on Syphilis
CDC – National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases – STD Prevention – Syphilis Fact
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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