Secondary syphilis: uncommon manifestations of a common disease.

  title={Secondary syphilis: uncommon manifestations of a common disease.},
  author={Stephen J. Mcphee},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  volume={140 1},
Reports of cases of primary and secondary syphilis are increasing in the United States, particularly in urban areas and among homosexual men. While primary syphilis poses little diagnostic difficulty, many physicians are unfamiliar with the multisystem nature of secondary lues. Patients who have secondary syphilis commonly present with systemic signs, skin rash, mucous membrane lesions and generalized adenopathy. Less commonly, secondary syphilis may occur as acute meningitis, sensorineural… CONTINUE READING