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Secondary syphilis: lest we forget it
  1. T P Afra,
  2. Sanjeev Handa,
  3. Muhammed Razmi T,
  4. Keshavamurthy Vinay
  1. Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Keshavamurthy Vinay, Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India; vinay.keshavmurthy{at}

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