Archiv für Dermatologie und Syphilis

, Volume 111, Issue 1, pp 45-58

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On some papulo-squamous syphilides and their relation to psoriasis and parapsoriasis

  • A. RavogliAffiliated with

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  1. 1.

    Syphilides of squamous type resemble psoriasis.

  2. 2.

    In some cases of syphilis, psoriasis follows as a metamorphosis of the papular process.

  3. 3.

    In some cases psoriasis is a hybrid form and can be referred to an attenuated luetic taint.

  4. 4.

    Psoriasis at times is influenced by iodides and also by mercurial preparations, but is not influenced by Arsenobenzol.

  5. 5.

    Psoriasis is not the direct result of syphilis, but only the result of an irritation on the vasomotor centra, it can be considered in many instances as an affection of para-syphilitic nature.