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Description:This image depicts a close view of the right corner, i.e., angle, of the mouth of an African-American female, upon which one can see a circular lesion that was diagnosed as a primary syphilitic chancre.
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/ Robert E. Sumpter
Creation Date:1967
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Links:CDC – Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs); Syphilis: Fact Sheet
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