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Syphilis presenting as isolated cervical lymphadenopathy: two related cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18649948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two young adult brothers, with no apparent risk for sexually transmitted infections (STI), presented with unilateral cervical lymphadenitis. Syphilis was diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology in one case, and subsequent serology and revision of a resected lymph node in the second case. Clinicians should have a high index of suspicion and a low diagnostic threshold in patients with unexplained lymphadenopathy, even in the absence of a history of primary syphilis, or obvious risk for STI.
Reinout van Crevel; Johanna M M Grefte; Damiaen van Doorninck; Patrick Sturm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-07-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infection     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1532-2742     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-06     Completed Date:  2009-02-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908424     Medline TA:  J Infect     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Geert Grooteplein 8, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Lymphatic Diseases / pathology*
Neck / pathology*
Syphilis / complications*,  diagnosis*
Syphilis Serodiagnosis*
Treponema pallidum / cytology
Young Adult

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