ID#: 16745
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This patient presented with a cutaneous pigmentation abnormality, occupying a region of the right shin from the knee to mid-tibia, composed of what appeared to be scarified, hyper-, and hypopigmented skin, known as pigmented pretibial scars, which was determined to be a symptom of congenital syphilis, caused by the bacterial spirochete, Treponema pallidum.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Brian Hill, New Zealand
Creation Date: 1976
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