Oronasal syphilis: a forgotten disease?

Shriya Pramod Basti, Vikram Kemmannu Bhat, Tesmi Chacko


Syphilis is a multistage disease that is usually transmitted through sexual contact or mother-infant transmission route. The incidence of oronasal syphilis has significantly decreased with the advent of penicillin therapy. However, it continues to exist, even though almost forgotten by the clinician. In this paper, we report one such case of a rare presentation of tertiary oronasal syphilis. A high index of suspicion is required to avoid missing the diagnosis of this masquerader.


Oronasal, Syphilis, Sexually transmitted disease, Penicillin

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