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Tongue with two large ulcers due to congenital syphilis

Illustration by Surgeon Leonard Portal Mark (1855-1930), pathological artist at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. Watercolor drawing of the tongue of a 10-yaer-old boy, showing two large deeply excavated ulcers with raised and rugged edges, due to congenital syphilis. The child had previously been in the hospital with a similar condition of the tongue, which quite disappeared under treatment by iodide of potassium. Under this medicine, the symptoms quickly disappeared for the second time. (Source: St Bartholomew's Hospital Archives & Museum, London. Wellcome Trust, London. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International [CC BY 4.0] license,

Associated Disorders

  • Congenital HIV infection
  • Congenital central nervous system infections
  • Congenital cytomegalovirus infection
  • Congenital herpes virus infection
  • Congenital infections
  • Congenital rubella infection
  • Congenital toxoplasmosis infection
  • Maternal HIV infection
  • Maternal syphilis