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April 1977

Secondary Syphilis Presenting as a Pruritic Dermatosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, Portland.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(4):489-490. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640040097016

• Three patients had secondary syphilis with severely pruritic skin lesions. This presentation contradicts several modern medical texts in which the lesions of secondary syphilis are described as nonpruritic.

(Arch Dermatol 113:489-490, 1977)