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Description:This image depicts a primary syphilitic chancre located at a patient’s anal orifice.
Syphilis is passed from person to person through direct contact with a syphilis sore. Sores occur mainly on the external genitals, vagina, anus, or in the rectum. Sores also can occur on the lips and in the mouth. Transmission of the organism, Treponema pallidum, occurs during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Pregnant women with the disease can pass it to the babies they are carrying. Syphilis cannot be spread through contact with toilet seats, doorknobs, swimming pools, hot tubs, bathtubs, shared clothing, or eating utensils. For a light microscopic view of this bacterial spirochete, as well as a scanning electron microscopic (SEM) view, see PHIL 836 and 1971, respectively.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Robert Sumpter
Creation Date:1967
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Links:CDC – Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs); Syphilis: Fact Sheet
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