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Description:This image shows an extensive chancre located on the penile shaft due to a primary syphilitic infection caused by Treponema pallidum bacteria.
The primary stage of syphilis is usually marked by the appearance of a single sore called a chancre. The chancre is usually firm, round, small, and painless. It appears at the spot where T. pallidum bacteria entered the body, and lasts 3-6 weeks, healing on its own.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Susan Lindsley
Creation Date:1977
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Links:CDC - National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Facts on Syphilis
CDC – National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases – STD Prevention – Syphilis Fact
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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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