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The signs and symptoms of secondary syphilis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7455863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The signs and symptoms of 105 patients with secondary syphilis were evaluated in a clinic for treatment of sexually transmissible diseases. The symptoms were, in order of decreasing frequency, pruritus, 44 patients; sore throat, 16; headache, nine; muscle aches, nine; fever, five; meningismus, three; loss of scalp hair, three; loss of appetite, two; loss of weight, two; and visual disturbances, one. The dominant morphologic characteristics of the lesions, in order of decreasing frequency, were maculopapular, 73 patients; papular, 13; macular, 10; annular papular, six; papulopustular, two; and psoriasiform papular, one. Almost a fourth of the patients were not aware that they had mucocutaneous lesions, and > 20% of patients had inconspicuous lesions. The distributions and morphologic features of the lesions of eight patients (7.6%) suggested other dermatoses.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sexually transmitted diseases     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0148-5717     ISO Abbreviation:  Sex Transm Dis     Publication Date:    1980 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-24     Completed Date:  1981-03-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705941     Medline TA:  Sex Transm Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fever / etiology
Headache / etiology
Middle Aged
Muscles / pathology
Pain / etiology
Pharyngitis / etiology
Pruritus / etiology
Skin / pathology*
Syphilis, Cutaneous / pathology*

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