ID#: 16749
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This patient presented with a papulosquamous rash of secondary syphilitic lesions on the palmar surface of both hands. Syphilis is caused by the bacterial spirochete, Treponema pallidum. The second stage starts when one or more areas of the skin break into a rash that appears as rough, red or reddish brown spots both on the palms of the hands and on the bottoms of the feet. Even without treatment, rashes clear up spontaneously, on their own, but the underlying infection still persists.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Susan Lindsley
Creation Date: 1970
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