Syphilis – Images

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WARNING: the images below depict symptoms of STDs and are intended for educational use only.

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Darkfield micrograph of Treponema pallidum.image icon[JPG - 170 KB]

Darkfield micrograph of Treponema pallidum.

Primary stage syphilis sore (chancre) on the surface of a tongue.image icon[JPG - 588 KB]

Primary stage syphilis sore (chancre) on the surface of a tongue.

Lesions of secondary syphilis.image icon[JPG - 3 MB]

Lesions of secondary syphilis.

Secondary stage syphilis sores (lesions) on the palms of the hands. Referred to as palmar lesions.image icon[JPG - 129 KB]

Secondary stage syphilis sores (lesions) on the palms of the hands. Referred to as "palmar lesions."

Secondary stage syphilis sores (lesions) on the bottoms of the feet. Referred to as plantar lesions.image icon[JPG - 76 KB]

Secondary stage syphilis sores (lesions) on the bottoms of the feet. Referred to as “plantar lesions.”

Secondary syphilis rash on the back.image icon[JPG - 88 KB]

Secondary syphilis rash on the back.

Primary stage syphilis sore (chancre) on glans (head) of the penis.image icon[JPG - 52 KB]

Primary stage syphilis sore (chancre) on glans (head) of the penis.

Primary stage syphilis sore (chancre) inside the vaginal opening.image icon[JPG - 121 KB]

Primary stage syphilis sore (chancre) inside the vaginal opening.