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March 1974

Malignant SyphilisSevere Variant of Secondary Syphilis

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and the Dermatology Section of the Veterans Administration Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(3):387-389. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630030045011

Malignant syphilis is an infrequently seen manifestation of secondary syphilis. In this case, which is a dramatic clinical example of this entity, the patient had intense facial involvement leading to a bizarre presentation.