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Radionuclide imaging in a case of tertiary syphilis involving the liver and bones.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3495647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tertiary syphilis is an unusual entity. We have encountered a case of tertiary syphilis of the liver and bone demonstrated by scintigraphy. With liver involvement, the liver scan showed focal defects due to gummas, and distortion due to scarring. Bone involvement was shown as increased cortical activity from periostitis, focal hot spots due to osteomyelitis, and cold defects due to gumma formation. Because syphilis is easily treated, but may not be as readily recognized, the diagnosis should be considered in cases of focal liver or bone disease of obscure etiology.
E B Cronin; W H Williams; D E Tow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0161-5505     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nucl. Med.     Publication Date:  1987 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-09     Completed Date:  1987-07-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217410     Medline TA:  J Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1047-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bone Diseases / radionuclide imaging*
Liver Diseases / radionuclide imaging*
Syphilis / radionuclide imaging*
Tomography, Emission-Computed

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