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A case of secondary syphilis with pulmonary involvement and review of the literature.
Int J STD AIDS. 2018 09; 29(10):1027-1032.IJ

Abstract

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted systemic infection caused by Treponema pallidum. We report a case of a heterosexual, HIV-positive man who presented with secondary syphilis and a lung abscess. A bacterial lung abscess was suspected and a computed tomography-guided percutaneous needle aspiration of the lung abscess was performed. Direct pulmonary involvement by T. pallidum was suggested by a positive PCR result on the aspirated fluid specimen. The clinical signs of secondary syphilis improved, and the lung abscess was resolved after treatment with benzathine penicillin G and amoxicillin-clavulanate. The final diagnosis was secondary pulmonary syphilis. Few reports of secondary syphilis with pulmonary involvement have been reported to date.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1 Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand.2 Chulabhorn International College of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand.1 Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand.1 Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29621949

Citation

Visuttichaikit, Suttichai, et al. "A Case of Secondary Syphilis With Pulmonary Involvement and Review of the Literature." International Journal of STD & AIDS, vol. 29, no. 10, 2018, pp. 1027-1032.
Visuttichaikit S, Suwantarat N, Apisarnthanarak A, et al. A case of secondary syphilis with pulmonary involvement and review of the literature. Int J STD AIDS. 2018;29(10):1027-1032.
Visuttichaikit, S., Suwantarat, N., Apisarnthanarak, A., & Damronglerd, P. (2018). A case of secondary syphilis with pulmonary involvement and review of the literature. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 29(10), 1027-1032. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956462418765834
Visuttichaikit S, et al. A Case of Secondary Syphilis With Pulmonary Involvement and Review of the Literature. Int J STD AIDS. 2018;29(10):1027-1032. PubMed PMID: 29621949.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A case of secondary syphilis with pulmonary involvement and review of the literature. AU - Visuttichaikit,Suttichai, AU - Suwantarat,Nuntra, AU - Apisarnthanarak,Anucha, AU - Damronglerd,Pansachee, Y1 - 2018/04/05/ PY - 2018/4/7/pubmed PY - 2019/5/10/medline PY - 2018/4/7/entrez KW - Pulmonary syphilis KW - Treponema pallidum KW - lung abscess SP - 1027 EP - 1032 JF - International journal of STD & AIDS JO - Int J STD AIDS VL - 29 IS - 10 N2 - Syphilis is a sexually transmitted systemic infection caused by Treponema pallidum. We report a case of a heterosexual, HIV-positive man who presented with secondary syphilis and a lung abscess. A bacterial lung abscess was suspected and a computed tomography-guided percutaneous needle aspiration of the lung abscess was performed. Direct pulmonary involvement by T. pallidum was suggested by a positive PCR result on the aspirated fluid specimen. The clinical signs of secondary syphilis improved, and the lung abscess was resolved after treatment with benzathine penicillin G and amoxicillin-clavulanate. The final diagnosis was secondary pulmonary syphilis. Few reports of secondary syphilis with pulmonary involvement have been reported to date. SN - 1758-1052 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29621949/A_case_of_secondary_syphilis_with_pulmonary_involvement_and_review_of_the_literature_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0956462418765834?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -