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Secondary syphilis presenting as a generalized lymphadenopathy: clinical mimicry of malignant lymphoma.
Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Jun; 40(6):490-2.ST

Abstract

The diagnosis of syphilis remains challenging. The absence of classical features of the disease, such as the rash of secondary syphilis or genital lesion, may pose diagnostic difficulties. In this article, we report a case of secondary syphilis in which the clinical syndrome and pattern of fluorodeoxyglucose uptake mimicked malignant lymphoma. This case highlights the importance of thorough history taking including sexual contact. Clinicians should be alert for syphilis-underlying unexplained lymphadenopathy, even in the absence of typical rash or genital lesion.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, University of Dongguk College of Medicine, Goyang-si, Republic of Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23680905

Citation

Park, Seong Yeon, et al. "Secondary Syphilis Presenting as a Generalized Lymphadenopathy: Clinical Mimicry of Malignant Lymphoma." Sexually Transmitted Diseases, vol. 40, no. 6, 2013, pp. 490-2.
Park SY, Kang JH, Roh JH, et al. Secondary syphilis presenting as a generalized lymphadenopathy: clinical mimicry of malignant lymphoma. Sex Transm Dis. 2013;40(6):490-2.
Park, S. Y., Kang, J. H., Roh, J. H., Huh, H. J., Yeo, J. S., & Kim, D. Y. (2013). Secondary syphilis presenting as a generalized lymphadenopathy: clinical mimicry of malignant lymphoma. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 40(6), 490-2. https://doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3182897eb0
Park SY, et al. Secondary Syphilis Presenting as a Generalized Lymphadenopathy: Clinical Mimicry of Malignant Lymphoma. Sex Transm Dis. 2013;40(6):490-2. PubMed PMID: 23680905.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Secondary syphilis presenting as a generalized lymphadenopathy: clinical mimicry of malignant lymphoma. AU - Park,Seong Yeon, AU - Kang,Jung Hyun, AU - Roh,Ji Hyeon, AU - Huh,Hee Jin, AU - Yeo,Jeong Seok, AU - Kim,Do Yeun, PY - 2013/5/18/entrez PY - 2013/5/18/pubmed PY - 2013/12/16/medline SP - 490 EP - 2 JF - Sexually transmitted diseases JO - Sex Transm Dis VL - 40 IS - 6 N2 - The diagnosis of syphilis remains challenging. The absence of classical features of the disease, such as the rash of secondary syphilis or genital lesion, may pose diagnostic difficulties. In this article, we report a case of secondary syphilis in which the clinical syndrome and pattern of fluorodeoxyglucose uptake mimicked malignant lymphoma. This case highlights the importance of thorough history taking including sexual contact. Clinicians should be alert for syphilis-underlying unexplained lymphadenopathy, even in the absence of typical rash or genital lesion. SN - 1537-4521 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23680905/Secondary_syphilis_presenting_as_a_generalized_lymphadenopathy:_clinical_mimicry_of_malignant_lymphoma_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3182897eb0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -