secondary syphilis

secondary syphilis n the second stage of syphilis that appears from 2 to 6 months after primary infection, that is marked by lesions esp. in the skin but also in organs and tissues, and that lasts from 3 to 12 weeks

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the second stage of syphilis, usually occurring two to eight weeks after appearance of the primary chancre; characterized chiefly by widespread mucocutaneous lesions (see syphilid) and generalized regional lymphadenopathy. It is usually followed by latent syphilis (q.v.).

Palmar rash of secondary syphilis.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • secondary syphilis — noun the second stage; characterized by eruptions of the skin and mucous membrane • Hypernyms: ↑syphilis, ↑syph, ↑pox, ↑lues venerea, ↑lues * * * noun : the second stage of syphilis appearing from 2 to 6 months after primary infection, marked by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • secondary syphilis — noun Date: 1861 the second stage of syphilis that appears from 2 to 6 months after primary infection, that is marked by lesions especially in the skin but also in organs and tissues, and that lasts from 3 to 12 weeks compare tertiary syphilis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • secondary syphilis — Pathol. the second stage of syphilis, characterized by eruptions of the skin and mucous membrane. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

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