Skin homing of Treponema pallidum in early syphilis: an immunohistochemical study.

  title={Skin homing of Treponema pallidum in early syphilis: an immunohistochemical study.},
  author={Pascale Quatresooz and G{\'e}rald E. Pi{\'e}rard},
  journal={Applied immunohistochemistry & molecular morphology : AIMM},
  volume={17 1},
The incidence of syphilis is increasing in most parts of the world including some major European cities. The lesions developing during secondary syphilis may be difficult to diagnose clinically. Similarly, the histopathologic changes do not always fulfill the typical diagnostic criteria. The objective of this study was to assess the contribution of immunohistochemistry for the identification and localization of Treponema pallidum on the skin. We retrieved from our files 12 paraffin-embedded… CONTINUE READING


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