Being at my wits' end for want of money, and seeing what audiences Mathews drew, the idea occurred to me of starting an imitation of the great Imitator
himself, in the shape of an "At Home," given by a woman.
Phaedrus, the great imitator
of Aesop, plainly indicates this double purpose to be the true office of the writer of fables.
Syphilis, the "great imitator
" is a sexually transmitted infections caused by the organism Treponema pallidum.2 The lesions of secondary syphilis that appear in the mucocutaneous areas are called as condyloma lata.
However, secondary and latent syphilis may entail a broad range of manifestations, which is why syphilis is known as the "great imitator
The alarming resurgence of syphilis and high coinfection rates with HIV necessitate clinicians' familiarity with this manifestation of "the great imitator
Lyme disease is notoriously known as the "great imitator
" because of its ability to mimic other nonspecific diseases, often leading to delayed or incorrect diagnoses .
This disease, which is also known as the 'great imitator
' has three stages.
In the past, the great imitator
of almost any disease was syphilis, and today the great mimicker, including fibromyalgia, is Lyme disease, which Brady explores.
Syphilis being a great imitator
of diseases is to be considered in all atypical cutaneous presentations, so as to facilitate early diagnosis.
The Lyme bacterium is frequently called "the great imitator
" because the symptoms it causes can mimic many other diseases.
* Lyme disease is a multi-systemic disease and it is often called the "great imitator
Still the great imitator
. JAMA, 1983; 249: 3069-3070.