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Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Jan 1;48(1):83-5. doi: 10.1086/594127.

Malignant syphilis with ocular involvement and organism-depleted lesions.

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Department of Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. marc.pleimes@med.uni-heidelberg.de

Abstract

Diagnosis and treatment of syphilis are challenging because of the condition's diverse clinical symptoms, histopathological variance, and the lack of definite tests for treatment follow-up. We report a case of secondary pustular-ulcerative malignant syphilis with ocular involvement in a human immunodeficiency virus-infected patient. It was striking to find that ulcerative lesions can be highly organism depleted.

PMID:
19035775
DOI:
10.1086/594127
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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