Secondary syphilis presenting as a lichen planus-like rash

Mark B.Y. Tang, G. Yosipovitch, S. H. Tan

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We describe a case of secondary syphilis in a 29-year-old man who presented with a severely pruritic lichen planus-like eruption that mimicked a lichenoid drug eruption histologically. Although uncommon, syphilis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any lichenoid eruption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-187
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Lichen planus
  • Lichenoid
  • Lichenoid dermatitis
  • Secondary syphilis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases


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