Syphilis has declined significantly over the last 30 years. Due to that success, many physicians no longer have the skills to recognize its symptoms. We present a case of syphilis as a demonstration of this fact and hope that health professionals in the field of adolescent medicine will think about this diagnosis in their clinical work.

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Published in Frontiers in Public Health, v. 2, article 15, p. 1.

© 2014 Burnett and Omar.

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Reprinted as a book chapter in Child and Adolescent Health Yearbook 2015. Joav Merrick, (Ed.). p. 97-100.

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Reprinted as an article in International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, v. 8, no. 1, p. 87-88.

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