Syphilis

Epidemiology

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Clinical

Pulmonary Manifestations

  • Acute Upper Airway Obstruction (see Obstructive Lung Disease, [[Obstructive Lung Disease]]): due to syphilitic gumma involving upper airway
    • Acute Respiratory Failure (see Acute Hypoventilation, [[Acute Hypoventilation]]): due to high-grade upper airway obstruction with excessive work of breathing

Cardiac Manifestations

Dermatologic Manifestations

  • Morbilliform Rash (see Exanthems, [[Exanthems]])

Treatment

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References

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