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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 192-193

Alopecia syphilitica

1 Department of Dermatology, Pingtung Christian Hospital, Pingtung, Taiwan
2 Department of Dermatology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital; Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Chieh-Shan Wu
No. 386, Dazhong 1st Rd., Zuoying Dist., Kaohsiung City 81362
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijstd.IJSTD_92_16

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Alopecia syphilitica is a less common manifestation of secondary syphilis. It could present with other mucocutaneous symptoms of secondary syphilis or rarely present as the only symptom of secondary syphilis, the so-called “essential syphilitic alopecia.” Herein, we present a case of essential syphilitic alopecia to remind physicians, especially for sexually active patients.

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