Unusual presentations and pitfalls of secondary syphilis: osteitis, pneumonia and malignancy.

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serval:BIB_0EFE114110FA
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
Unusual presentations and pitfalls of secondary syphilis: osteitis, pneumonia and malignancy.
Journal
Bmj Case Reports
Author(s)
Crouzy F., Alvarez V., Gex G., Troillet N.
ISSN
1757-790X (Electronic)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
10/2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
2015
Pages
11
Language
english
Abstract
Syphilis can show unexpected clinical characteristics rendering its diagnosis difficult. We report on two cases of secondary syphilis presenting with atypical histories of knee or cervical pain and cough. Both had bone involvement and one, pulmonary involvement, documented by MRI, CT scan and PCR. Both responded well to therapy with intravenous aqueous penicillin G followed by intramuscular benzathine penicillin G, but a pulmonary adenocarcinoma was diagnosed during follow-up in one case.
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