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Tonsillar chancre as unusual manifestation of primary syphilis

  • Author(s): Lobato-Berezo, Alejandro
  • Imbernon-Moya, Adrian
  • Martinez-Perez, Marcela
  • Churruca-Grijelmo, Micaela
  • Vargas-Laguna, Maria Elena
  • Fernandez-Cogolludo, Eva
  • Aguilar-Martinez, Antonio
  • Gallego-Valdes, Miguel Angel
  • et al.
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Primary syphilis with oropharyngeal manifestations should be kept in mind, though. Lips and tongue ulcers are the most frequently reported lesions and tonsillar ulcers are much more rare. We report the case of a 24-year-old woman with a syphilitic ulcer localized in her left tonsil.

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