ID#: 6803
This image depicts a close view of a male patient’s penis, revealing the presence of a number of chancres, located on the penile shaft, which were due to a primary syphilitic infection caused by the bacterium, Treponema pallidum. 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 Provider(s): CDC/ M. Rein
Creation Date: 1978
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CDC Organization
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