Subclinical Syphilitic Hepatitis, Which Was Markedly Worsened by a Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction

Taniguchi, Yushi; Nakae, Yukinori; Ikoma, Kazuki; Ishihara, Yasuhito; Kumamoto, Mitsutaka; Nakazawa, Kazuyuki; Mukobayashi, Chizu; Kanno, Takayuki; Tuchihashi, Shigetaka; Shimizu, Tatsuya; Morishita, Hisashi
June 1999
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jun1999, Vol. 94 Issue 6, p1694
Academic Journal
Early syphilitic hepatitis is uncommon and tends to be overlooked. However, the diagnosis of this disease is important, because appropriate treatment results in rapid resolution of the hepatitis. We report a case of subclinical early syphilitic hepatitis exaggerated by a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. This reaction helped to realize the diagnosis in this case.


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