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Syphilis, Cutaneous MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Syphilis, Cutaneous
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.400.794.840.500.968
C01.150.252.400.840.500.968
C01.150.252.819.790
C01.800.720.790
C17.800.838.765.790
Unique ID
D013591
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013591
Scope Note
Cutaneous lesions arising from infection with Treponema pallidum. In the primary stage, 18-21 days following infection, one or more chancres appear. If untreated, the subsequent stages of the disease appear as syphilids. These eruptions are superficial, nondestructive, exanthematic, transient, macular roseolas that may later be maculopapular or papular polymorphous or scaly, pustular, pigmented eruptions.(Arnold, Odom, and James, Andrew's Diseases of the Skin, 8th ed, p409)
Entry Term(s)
Skin Syphilis
Syphilids
NLM Classification #
WC 160
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
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