Secondary Syphilis Presenting As Palmoplantar Psoriasis


  • Serena Gianfaldoni University G. Marconi of Rome, Dermatology and Venereology, Rome 00192
  • Georgi Tchernev Medical Institute of the Ministry of Interior, Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery; Onkoderma, private clinic for dermatologic surgery, Dermatology and Surgery, Sofia 1606
  • Uwe Wollina Krankenhaus Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Dresden, Sachsen
  • Roberto Gianfaldoni University G. Marconi of Rome, Dermatology and Venereology, Rome 00192
  • Torello Lotti Univerisity G. Marconi of Rome, Dermatology and Venereology, Rome, Italy; Universitario di Ruolo, Dipartimento di Scienze Dermatologiche, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Dermatology, Via Vittoria Colonna 11, Rome 00186



secondary syphilis, great imitator, palmoplantar psoriasis, diagnosis, treatment


In a recent past, the incidence of syphilis has increased in various geographical regions. The authors describe a case of secondary syphilis mimicking palmoplantar psoriasis.


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Gianfaldoni S, Tchernev G, Wollina U, Gianfaldoni R, Lotti T. Secondary Syphilis Presenting As Palmoplantar Psoriasis. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017 Jul. 18 [cited 2023 Feb. 4];5(4):445-7. Available from:

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