Author(s): Longstreth P, Hoke AW, Elroy C
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Abstract We describe a patient with a painful lytic lesion of the clavicle and a granuloma of the liver in late secondary syphilis. The classic "moth-eaten" alopecia of the scalp as well as eyebrows and eyelashes suggested syphilis, although an initial false-negative VDRL test for syphilis (prozone phenomenon) caused a delay in diagnosis. Bone as well as liver involvement in early syphilis may be more common than previously recognized.
This article was published in Arch Dermatol
and referenced in Hair Therapy & Transplantation