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Secondary syphilis clinically mimicking pseudolymphoma of the face.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16638434     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Syphilis has been given titles such as the great imitator, the great mimic, and the great masquerader. It may lack pathognomonic signs and often presents similar to many other dermatological conditions. We present a case of a young woman who developed asymptomatic papulonodular lesions on the forehead; the lesions were clinically similar to pseudolymphoma but it was determined that she had secondary syphilis exhibiting prozone phenomenon. She also had alopecia of eyebrows. Both the alopecia as well as nodular lesions clinically resembling pseudolymphoma responded to and completely recovered with antisyphilitic treatment.
Authors:
Arfan ul Bari; Naeem Raza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-03-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology online journal     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1087-2108     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol. Online J.     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-26     Completed Date:  2006-08-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610776     Medline TA:  Dermatol Online J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Combined Military Hospital Muzaffarabad, Pakistan. albariul@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Alopecia / microbiology,  pathology
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Biopsy
Diagnosis, Differential
Drug Administration Schedule
Eyebrows
Facial Dermatoses / drug therapy,  pathology*
Female
Humans
Injections, Intramuscular
Penicillin G Benzathine / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Pseudolymphoma / pathology*
Skin / pathology
Syphilis, Cutaneous / chemically induced,  drug therapy,  pathology*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 1538-09-6/Penicillin G Benzathine

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