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A case of tertiary neurosyphilis presenting with moth-eaten bone lesions
Article first published online: 25 MAR 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Special Issue: Update on Pediatric Dermatology
Volume 26, Issue 6, pages 486–488, November/December 2013
How to Cite
Xu, X.-G., Li, Y.-H., Gao, X.-H., Chen, H.-D. and Zhang, Y.-Q. (2013), A case of tertiary neurosyphilis presenting with moth-eaten bone lesions. Dermatologic Therapy, 26: 486–488. doi: 10.1111/dth.12020
- Issue published online: 9 DEC 2013
- Article first published online: 25 MAR 2013
- bone lesions;
- tertiary syphilis;
- Treponema pallidum
Syphilis, the “great imitator,” with regard to skin diseases, is a chronic systemic infectious disease with a clinical course that waxes and wanes. The incidence of tertiary syphilis had decreased drastically these decades. We report a case of tertiary neurosyphilis presenting with moth-eaten bone lesions of the lower extremities. To the best of our knowledge, we have not seen such reports.