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Skin Disorders: 5 Shots, 5 Tips (Series #1)

Skin Disorders: 5 Shots, 5 Tips (Series #1)

Case 1

Sexually active young man presents with acute-onset, painless, non-pruritic facial rash.

Key point: The profusion of plateau-shaped papules on the face, particularly in those with skin of color, is a typical appearance for secondary syphilis.

Treatment: Intramuscular bicillin, 2.4 million units.

Note: Should also test for HIV coinfection.

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