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n.1.(Med.) A cutaneous eruption due to syphilis.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Secondary syphilis may manifest with scaly, crusted plaques mimicking psoriasis referred to as psoriasiform syphilide.
Macular syphilide (roseolar rash) is the earliest syphilide and appears like symmetrical, round or oval coppery-red macules, nonpruritic, nonscaling, on the trunk and on the inner surfaces of the extremities.
Secondary syphilides can mimick a lot of dermatological diseases, from exantema to acne and even psoriasis.
Papular syphilides are nonpruritic, round or oval papules, 3 mm in diameter.
Papular syphilides tend to be disseminated but may also be localized, asymmetrical, configurate, confluent, etc.--arranged in figures as they are: patches, rings, serpiginous, corymbose (a large central papule surrounded by a group of minute satellite papules).
The secondary syphilides may appear like any dermatological diseases, such as lichen planus, psoriasis, parapsoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, acne vulgaris, impetigo, scabies, condylomata acuminata, etc--all of this making the clinical diagnosis quite difficult.
They are represented by nodular or tubercular syphilides, which most often occur 3 to 5 years after infection.
Early congenital syphilis emerges in the first two years of life, and skin lesions are much like the secondary syphilides from the acquired syphilis: papular, papuloscuamous syphilides, deeply fissured papules of the mouth angles or the nostrils, condylomata lata (usually in the first year, hardly in the newborn period), pemphigus syphiliticus: bullae on the red infiltrated base, localized on the palms and soles, with rupture and leaving exuding areas.
Further, there were multiple violaceous flat papules present over both labia majora - mimicking hypertrophic lesions of papules syphilide. There were no ulcers or scars.
The greater imitator of many dermatological diseases, syphilis may be considered because lichenoid syphilide imitates the LP almost in perfection.
Latent syphilis (n=3), malignant annular syphilide (n=2) and early syphilis (n=1) were the stages of luetic disease seen in this study.