DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4529.IntJResDermatol20173929

Rare presentation of the great imitator: a rare case report

Ravindranath Brahmadeo Chavan, Vasudha Abhijit Belgaumkar, Aarti Sudam Salunke, Sharada Shivaji Chirame

Abstract


Syphilis is often thought to be a disease of the past, largely eradicated in modern health care; however, the rates are still extremely high in certain populations. The diagnosis of syphilis may be overlooked by primary-care clinicians due to the presence of nonspecific signs and symptoms that may be indistinguishable from other diseases. Left undiagnosed and untreated, life-threatening complications, including hepatitis, stroke, and nervous system damage, may occur particularly in immuno-compromised individuals. We present a case of lues maligna an extremely rare presentation of syphilis.

Keywords


Lues maligna, Malignant syphilis, Great imitator

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