An Bras Dermatol 2020 Sep - Oct;95(5):589-593. Epub 2020 Jul 15.
Department of Sexually Transmitted Infections, Fundação Alfredo da Matta de Dermatologia e Venereologia, Manaus, AM, Brazil; Department of Dermatology, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Manaus, AM, Brazil. Electronic address:
Background: Syphilis is one of the most common diseases that start with genital ulcers. Aside from the initial, classic ulcerative lesion of syphilis, called hard chancre, atypical presentations are common, with erosions, erythema, edema, balanitis, and other dermatological manifestations. Associated with initial genital lesions, the presence of inguinal adenopathies is frequent, and the presence of hardened and painless lymphangitis on the dorsum of the penis is rare. Read More