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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Palatal Perforation Secondary to Tertiary Syphilis: An Uncommon Presentation and Diagnosis of Exclusion


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Author Details: Sarika Sharma, Sudhanshu Sharma

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 56

Article End Page : 58


Abstract

Syphilis is re-emerging as a leading sexually transmitted disease among patients living with acquired immune deficiency syndrome [AIDS]. Dental practitioners are very often seen oral abnormality in the form of palatal perforation but it is very unlikely to see palatal perforation as sole manifestation of tertiary syphilis. Here we present a 36 years old male patient presented with hard palate perforation without any other oral or systemic complaints. Purpose of this case report is to aware dentist about emergence of syphilis as a cause of oral cavity ailment.

Key words:
Palatal perforation, tertiary syphilis, treponema pallidum