TITLE

Necrotic pulmonary nodules in secondary syphilis

PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 3, pE163
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a 56-year-old woman who suffers from worsening left-sided pleuritic chest pain, painful eyes, and rash. The woman underwent computed tomography which revealed four necrotic-appearing nodules in the right middle lobe and both lower lobes of the lungs, and polymerase chain reaction testing showed that the patient was positive for syphilis. Empirical treatment for secondary syphilis was started and Benzathine penicillin was given weekly for three weeks.
ACCESSION #
58766492

 

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