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Nodules on the tongue in an HIV-positive patient.
Scand J Infect Dis. 2006; 38(9):822-5.SJ

Abstract

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum. Epidemiological studies show that rates have increased dramatically in recent y, especially in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive patients. Although lesions most frequently develop on the genital area, they are presently frequently detected in the oral cavity. We present an HIV-positive patient without antiretroviral treatment and immunologically stable, with firm nodules on the tongue. Following serological tests, clinical symptoms and histopathological findings, lesions were diagnosed as secondary syphilis. A spectacular improvement was achieved with specific treatment. To our knowledge this is the first case described in the literature of secondary syphilis presenting as nodular, painless lesions on the lingual mucosa.

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Department of Dermatology, Hospital de la Santa Creu y Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16938742

Citation

Dalmau, J, et al. "Nodules On the Tongue in an HIV-positive Patient." Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 38, no. 9, 2006, pp. 822-5.
Dalmau J, Alegre M, Roé E, et al. Nodules on the tongue in an HIV-positive patient. Scand J Infect Dis. 2006;38(9):822-5.
Dalmau, J., Alegre, M., Roé, E., Sambeat, M., & Alomar, A. (2006). Nodules on the tongue in an HIV-positive patient. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 38(9), 822-5.
Dalmau J, et al. Nodules On the Tongue in an HIV-positive Patient. Scand J Infect Dis. 2006;38(9):822-5. PubMed PMID: 16938742.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nodules on the tongue in an HIV-positive patient. AU - Dalmau,J, AU - Alegre,M, AU - Roé,E, AU - Sambeat,M, AU - Alomar,A, PY - 2006/8/30/pubmed PY - 2006/12/12/medline PY - 2006/8/30/entrez SP - 822 EP - 5 JF - Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases JO - Scand J Infect Dis VL - 38 IS - 9 N2 - Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum. Epidemiological studies show that rates have increased dramatically in recent y, especially in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive patients. Although lesions most frequently develop on the genital area, they are presently frequently detected in the oral cavity. We present an HIV-positive patient without antiretroviral treatment and immunologically stable, with firm nodules on the tongue. Following serological tests, clinical symptoms and histopathological findings, lesions were diagnosed as secondary syphilis. A spectacular improvement was achieved with specific treatment. To our knowledge this is the first case described in the literature of secondary syphilis presenting as nodular, painless lesions on the lingual mucosa. SN - 0036-5548 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16938742/Nodules_on_the_tongue_in_an_HIV_positive_patient_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00365540500525179 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -