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Lues maligna in a patient with unknown HIV infection.
BMJ Case Rep. 2011 Jul 27; 2011BC

Abstract

Lues maligna represents a rare form secondary syphilis and is also known as 'malignant syphilis' or 'ulceronodular syphilis'. This clinical entity is predominantly found in immunodeficient patients such as patients with HIV or AIDS. The patient presented here suffered from unspecific symptoms such as painful joints, headache, flu-like symptoms and a disseminated exanthema presenting with ulcerating nodules for 1 week. He further reported a 7 weeks history of painless ulcer, involving his external genitals and anus. Unsafe sexual contacts were strictly denied first, but as serological investigation could prove active syphilis and HIV infection, the patient finally stated promiscuous unprotected homosexual contacts in the past. He was treated with penicillin G intravenously three times daily. The unspecific flu-like symptoms disappeared quickly within several days, all skin lesions healed, partly with scars after 2 weeks.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Saarland University Hospital, Homburg/Saar, Germany.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22689726

Citation

Pföhler, Claudia, et al. "Lues Maligna in a Patient With Unknown HIV Infection." BMJ Case Reports, vol. 2011, 2011.
Pföhler C, Koerner R, von Müller L, et al. Lues maligna in a patient with unknown HIV infection. BMJ Case Rep. 2011;2011.
Pföhler, C., Koerner, R., von Müller, L., Vogt, T., & Müller, C. S. (2011). Lues maligna in a patient with unknown HIV infection. BMJ Case Reports, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr.05.2011.4221
Pföhler C, et al. Lues Maligna in a Patient With Unknown HIV Infection. BMJ Case Rep. 2011 Jul 27;2011 PubMed PMID: 22689726.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Lues maligna in a patient with unknown HIV infection. AU - Pföhler,Claudia, AU - Koerner,Rebecca, AU - von Müller,Lutz, AU - Vogt,Thomas, AU - Müller,Cornelia S L, Y1 - 2011/07/27/ PY - 2012/6/13/entrez PY - 2011/1/1/pubmed PY - 2013/9/21/medline JF - BMJ case reports JO - BMJ Case Rep VL - 2011 N2 - Lues maligna represents a rare form secondary syphilis and is also known as 'malignant syphilis' or 'ulceronodular syphilis'. This clinical entity is predominantly found in immunodeficient patients such as patients with HIV or AIDS. The patient presented here suffered from unspecific symptoms such as painful joints, headache, flu-like symptoms and a disseminated exanthema presenting with ulcerating nodules for 1 week. He further reported a 7 weeks history of painless ulcer, involving his external genitals and anus. Unsafe sexual contacts were strictly denied first, but as serological investigation could prove active syphilis and HIV infection, the patient finally stated promiscuous unprotected homosexual contacts in the past. He was treated with penicillin G intravenously three times daily. The unspecific flu-like symptoms disappeared quickly within several days, all skin lesions healed, partly with scars after 2 weeks. SN - 1757-790X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22689726/Lues_maligna_in_a_patient_with_unknown_HIV_infection_ L2 - https://casereports.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=22689726 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -