Definitions of Syphilide

  1. A cutaneous manifestation of syphilis. Secondary s’s, occurring in the secondary stage of syphilis, comprise reddish macules( Macular or Erythematous s., syphilitic roseola); papules( Papular s., lichen syphiliticus, Lenticular s., with the moist flat papules or condylomata); vesicles( Vesicular s.); and small pustules( acne syphilitica, impetigo syphilitica). The Tertiary s’s, occurring in the tertiary stage, include the scaly papules( Papulo-squamous s.); large flat pustules( ecthyma syphiliticum); tubercles; bullae( pemphigus syphiliticus, rupia); and gummata.