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Case Report, J Immunol Tech Infect Dis Vol: 4 Issue: 1

Secondary Syphilis Mimicking Leprosy Type1 Reaction

Cassio Porto Ferreira*, Vinicius Medeiros, Raquel Cristina Maia, Anna Maria Sales and Jose Augusto Da Costa Nery
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)
Corresponding author : Cassio Porto Ferreira
Souza Araujo Outpatient clinic, Avenida Brazil, 4365 - Manguinhos - Rio de Janeiro - 21045-900, Brazil
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Received: June 06, 2014 Accepted: September 03, 2014 Published: September 05, 2014
Citation: Cassio Porto F et al. (2015) Secondary Syphilis Mimicking Leprosy Type1 Reaction. J Immunol Tech Infect Dis 4:1 doi:10.4172/2329-9541.1000129

Abstract

Secondary Syphilis Mimicking Leprosy Type1 Reaction

Syphilis and leprosy have cutaneous manifestations with great lesional polymorphism with subsequent difficult differential diagnosis. Both have additional tests that, in certain situations, are inconclusive, making it difficult to confirm the clinical diagnosis. In medical literature there are several clinical cases reported in which patients with syphilis were erroneously diagnosed and treated as having leprosy. Physicians need to maintain a high index of suspicion for the diagnosis of syphilis.

Keywords: Syphilis; Leprosy; Diagnosis

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