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This image depicts a dorsal view of a patient’s hands, which exhibited a number of symptoms found in late congenital syphilis, due to syphilitic bone disease that included osteoperiostitis, ulnar deviation of the middle fingers, and du Bois sign, which involves a shortening of the little finger. Congenital syphilis occurs when a developing infant within the womb is infected by the spirochete microorganism, Treponema pallidum, as it receives blood by way of the placenta.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Renelle Woodall
Creation Date: 1969
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