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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 351--352

Perforation of the palate in secondary syphilis

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K Pavithran

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A middle aged woman with secondary syphilis-diagnosed clinically and serologically was prescribed oral tetracyline. She did not complete the course of treatment. Recurrent mucosal erosions in the mouth she developed subsequently as manifestation of relapsing secondary syphilis were wrongly diagnosed as 'aphthous stomatitis' and were treated with betamethasone gargling. The erosions progressed to ulcerations and finally resulted in perforation of the soft palate.

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