A case of primary syphilis on both oral angles

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Abstract

Primary syphilis affects the genital and, less frequently, the extragenital regions. Approximately two-thirds of extragenital chancres occur above the neck, and about one-half of these are seen on the lips, the perioral region, or in the oral cavity. We present a case of a 32-year-old woman with a 2-month history of discharging ulcers on both oral angles. She had a history of orogenital sexual contact. Serologic tests for syphilis was positive, particularly the VDRL (1?128), confirmed by TPHA. The biopsy specimen showed a predominant infiltration of plasma cells in the dermis. The skin lesions improved after 4 weeks treatment with doxycycline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-242
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume48
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 1

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Chancre
Doxycycline
Serologic Tests
Syphilis
Dermis
Lip
Plasma Cells
Ulcer
Mouth
Neck
Biopsy
Skin
Therapeutics
Primary syphilis

Keywords

  • Extragenital chancre
  • Oral angle
  • Orogenital sexual contact

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  • Dermatology

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A case of primary syphilis on both oral angles. / Bae, Eui Jong; Seo, Soo-Hong; Kye, Young Chul; Ahn, Hyo Hyun.

In: Korean Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 48, No. 3, 01.03.2010, p. 240-242.

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