Lymphadenopathy, weight loss, and anal lesion in a teenager

Authors

  • Jessica Sousa Department of Pediatrics, Unidade Local de Saúde de Viseu Dão-Lafões https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1449-5748
  • Madalena Meira Nisa Department of Pediatrics, Unidade Local de Saúde de Viseu Dão-Lafões https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1095-0734
  • Sónia Coelho Department of Dermatology, Unidade Local de Saúde de Viseu Dão-Lafões
  • Joaquina Antunes Department of Pediatrics, Unidade Local de Saúde de Viseu Dão-Lafões https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7855-5933

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v33.i2.27393

Keywords:

condylomata lata, secondary syphilis, sexual education, sexually transmitted infection

Abstract

Syphilis is a systemic disease with an increasing incidence in adolescents and young adults. Clinical manifestations can be variable and diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion, as syphilis can mimic other systemic diseases. Condylomata lata is a highly infectious manifestation of secondary syphilis, reported in 9-44% of cases. Here is reported the case of an adolescent girl who presented with inguinal lymphadenopathies, urinary and constitutional symptoms, and a history of unprotected sex with her boyfriend, who had been previously diagnosed with a genital ulcer. A complete physical examination was performed, and the detection of an anal lesion raised the hypothesis of perianal condylomata lata as a manifestation of secondary syphilis. All signs and symptoms of infection resolved with treatment. Early detection, appropriate treatment, and prevention of transmission are essential to reduce the burden of the disease.

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Published

2024-06-27

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Sousa J, Meira Nisa M, Coelho S, Antunes J. Lymphadenopathy, weight loss, and anal lesion in a teenager. REVNEC [Internet]. 2024Jun.27 [cited 2024Jul.23];33(2):150-2. Available from: https://revistas.rcaap.pt/nascercrescer/article/view/27393

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