Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Dr. Nameer Al-Sudany (IRAQ)

Syphilitic chancre

Syphilitic chancre

History

          A 22-year old male presented about three weeks post illegal sexual intercourse with a single, painless papule that rapidly became an indurated cartilage-like rounded ulcer on the scrotum. Both VDRL and TPHA were positive. The patient was treated with 2.4 million units benzathine penicillin intramuscularly  and another dose repeated after one week.
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