Interdigital syphilis: a rare form of secondary syphilis

S. Rubins, A. Esteves Morete, A. Rubins, C. K. Janniger, R. A. Schwartz

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A 39-year-old man with bilateral painful erosions in his toe web spaces and on the penile shaft was misdiagnosed as having Gram-negative toe web infection, and treated with broad-spectrum oral antibiotics. Further evaluation revealed positive serological tests for syphilis. Pedal interdigital syphilis is a rare manifestation of secondary syphilis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1440-1442
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Issue number14
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)


  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • interdigital dermatoses
  • pedal syphilis
  • secondary syphilis


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