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Ulceronodular syphilis (lues maligna praecox) in a person newly diagnosed with HIV infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22689612     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this case of secondary syphilis, pustular lesions progressed rapidly to painful ulcerative lesions in a patient with early HIV infection. This rapidly progressive form of early syphilis has historically been called lues maligna praecox, a severe form of noduloulcerative secondary syphilis. Serologic tests for syphilis were positive and biopsy showed forms consistent with Treponema pallidum in the lesions. This case demonstrates how HIV infection may affect presentation and diagnosis of secondary syphilis.
Authors:
John D Kelly; Todd M Leleux; Deborah R Citron; Daniel M Musher; Thomas P Giordano
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
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