Primary Syphilis of the Neck Mimicking Pyodermatitis

Stefano Ramoni, Giovanni Genovese, Andrea Pastena, Marco Cusini

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The authors describe an atypical case of primary syphilis of the neck. The unusual clinical presentation and localization led to an initial diagnostic mistake. This case confirms the polymorphic character of syphilis. Considering the increased incidence of sexually transmitted infections worldwide, a high index of suspicion should be maintained by physicians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E45-E46
JournalSexually Transmitted Diseases
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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