Syphilis Such As the Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are a Cultural Background of Dermatologist


  • 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 1407
  • Uwe Wollina Krankenhaus Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Dresden, Sachsen
  • Maria Grazia Roccia University B.I.S. Group of Institutions, Punjab Technical University, Punjab
  • Massimo Fioranelli G. Marconi University, Department of Nuclear Physics, Subnuclear and Radiation, Rome
  • Roberto Gianfaldoni University G. Marconi of Rome, Dermatology and Venereology, Rome 00192
  • Torello Lotti Universitario di Ruolo, Dipartimento di Scienze Dermatologiche, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Dermatology, Via Vittoria Colonna 11, Rome 00186



Syphilis, Sexually transmitted diseases, diagnosis, physician, dermatologist


Syphilis such as the other Sexually transmitted diseases are a cultural background of physician. The authors have presented this case of nodular secondary syphilis for three main reasons. The first one is that, in the last years, syphilis has re-emerged as the problem of public health. The second one is to underline how secondary syphilis, also known as the great imitator, may present itself with numerous manifestations, mimicking different dermatological diseases. Finally, because we want to remember how syphilis and the other sexual transmitted diseases must to be in the cultural background of a dermatologist, and have to be considered in the dermatological differential diagnosis.


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Gianfaldoni S, Tchernev G, Wollina U, Roccia MG, Fioranelli M, Gianfaldoni R, Lotti T. Syphilis Such As the Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are a Cultural Background of Dermatologist. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017 Jul. 23 [cited 2023 Jan. 26];5(4):551-3. Available from:

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