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Secondary Pulmonary Syphilis: Report of A Likely Case and Literature Review

Gary David, Thomas Perpoint, André Boibieux, Jean-Baptiste Pialat, Hélène Salord, Modjgan Devouassoux, Christian Chidiac and Dominique Peyramond

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 42, issue 3, pages e11-e15
Published in print February 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/499104
Secondary Pulmonary Syphilis: Report of A Likely Case and Literature Review

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We report the case of a homosexual, HIV-positive man with typical secondary syphilis and multiple excavated pulmonary subpleural nodules. Syphilis with direct pulmonary involvement was suggested by a positive result of PCR of a bronchoalveolar lavage fluid specimen, then confirmed by a positive therapeutic test result. Only 9 reports of pulmonary involvement in secondary syphilis have been reported to date in the English-language literature. Clinicians should be aware of this atypical localization of syphilis.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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