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This image depicts a close dorsal view of a patient’s penis, highlighting the presence a penile chancre during, which occurred during the primary stage of his syphilitic condition, caused by the bacterium, Treponema pallidum. Primary syphilitic chancres are usually firm, round, small, and painless, and develop at the spot where the T. pallidum bacteria enter 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/ Susan Lindsley
Creation Date:1977
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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