Lues maligna

Lues maligna

A skin disorder of secondary syphilis in which areas of ulcerated and dying tissue are formed. It occurs most frequently in HIV-positive patients.
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Malignant syphilis also known as lues maligna or ulceronodular syphilis is a severe form of secondary syphilis and is more common among HIV infected persons (5).
Fisher's diagnostic criteria for lues maligna include strongly positive RPR titre, a severe Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction, characteristic gross and microscopic morphology and rapid resolution of the lesions with antibiotics (7).
Perforation of hard palate in lues maligna associated with HIV infection.