rhagades


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rhagades

(ˈræɡəˌdiːz)
pl n
linear cracks or scars found in the skin at the angles of the nose and mouth which are one of the later signs of congenital syphilis
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Noun1.rhagades - cracks or fissures in the skin (especially around the mouth or anus)
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
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Clinical manifestations of late congenital syphilis include perioral fissures (rhagades), saddle nose deformity, frontal bossing, Hutchinson's triad (peg-shaped, notched, widely spaced permanent upper central incisors; interstitial keratitis; and the eighth cranial nerve deafness), multicusped first molars (mulberry molars), mental retardation, perforation of the hard palate, prognathism, painless effusion of knees (Clutton joints), thickening of sternoclavicular joint (Higoumenakis sign), scaphoid scapula, and anterior bowing of shins (saber shins) [5, 7, 9, 12].
There were well-defined erythematous macerated plaques with few vesicles, fissures (rhagades) and erosions seen over the neck (Figure 1), axillae, groins, scrotum, root of penis (Figure 2), and perianal area (Figure 3).
One could also find rhagades of the mouth corner, and optic atrophy.