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Secondary syphilis presenting as oral ulcers
  1. Abheek Sil,
  2. Dibyendu Bikash Bhanja,
  3. Avik Panigrahi,
  4. Satarupa Mondal,
  5. Sayantani Chakraborty
  1. Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Abheek Sil, Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata 700004, India; abheek.sil{at}gmail.com

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A boy, reported by his grandparent carers to be 12 years old, presented with asymptomatic oral lesions for the past 2 months, preceded by sore throat. No history of associated or preceding skin rash was elicited. The condition was initially diagnosed as oral lichen planus and treated with topical corticosteroids by his paediatrician. However, the lesions continued to worsen. Local examination revealed multiple greyish-white, smooth, soggy-looking, well-defined plaques, devoid of papillae and lacy streaks, over the dorsum of tongue with numerous erythematous papules predominating its anterior …

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  • Contributors AS contributed to conception, initial drafting of manuscript, critical revision of content and final approval of manuscript. DBB, AP, SM and SC contributed to conception, critical revision of content and final approval of manuscript. All authors are in agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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