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An epidemic of syphilis among homosexuals and bisexuals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3010617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
22 cases of syphilis were diagnosed in the last part of 1982 in the Department of Dermatology and Venereology. Out of them 21 were male cases and 16 were homo- or bisexuals. Most cases were in the secondary stage and Herxheimer reaction only developed in these. Serological titers to both lipoidal and treponemal antigens were extremely high. All bisexual males were positive in herpes and CMV complement fixation test. Two of the homosexuals appeared with iridocyclitis and motile treponemes were isolated from the anterior chamber in one case.
H Schmidt; A S Jørgensen; H O Petersen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta dermato-venereologica. Supplementum     Volume:  120     ISSN:  0365-8341     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Derm Venereol Suppl (Stockh)     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-06-10     Completed Date:  1986-06-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370311     Medline TA:  Acta Derm Venereol Suppl (Stockh)     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cytomegalovirus Infections / epidemiology
Disease Outbreaks / epidemiology*
Herpes Simplex / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Sexual Behavior
Syphilis / epidemiology*

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