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February 1941

ANNULAR PAPULAR SYPHILID OF THE TONGUE

Author Affiliations

New York

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, New York University College of Medicine, and the Third Medical (N. Y. U.) Division, Bellevue Hospital, service of Dr. Edward R. Maloney.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(2):383. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490200165017

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Abstract

The annular papular syphilid is not an uncommon secondary manifestation in the Negro. The lesions show preference for the face, particularly about the mouth and nose. It is unusual to find them on the buccal mucosa, but instances have been observed in which the lesion was confined to the hard palate. This is the first case in which we have observed lesions on the tongue.

REPORT OF A CASE  L. D., a Negress aged 22, was admitted to Bellevue Hospital complaining of sores about the genitalia and anus of two weeks' duration. Her last sexual exposure was three months before admission. Her first complaint was a sore throat two weeks prior to the eruption on the genitalia.Examination showed moist papules in the anogenital region and a maculopapular rash on the chest, abdomen, back and extremities. An annular papular eruption was noted on the chin, hard palate and center of

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