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This close intraoral view, revealed the interior oral cavity of an elderly African-American male patient, in which you can see a perforated hard palate, due to what had been a congenital syphilitic infection. At the time of this photograph, the patient was being treated for both active syphilis, and gonorrhea infections. Syphilis is caused by the bacterium, Treponema pallidum, while gonorrhea is caused by the bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Robert E. Sumpter
Creation Date: 1967
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