Lung - nontumor

Topic Completed: 1 September 2011

Revised: 29 January 2019, last major update September 2011

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PubMed search: syphilis [title] pulmonary

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Syphilis. website. Accessed May 28th, 2020.
Clinical features
  • Pulmonary involvement rare in secondary syphilis
  • In tertiary syphilis, nodular (gummatous) and fibrotic lesions of the lung (usually with pleural involvement) are well established yet uncommon (Chest 2004;125:2322)
  • See also Skin - nontumor chapter
Case reports
  • Penicillin
Gross / Micro images

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Inguinal lymph node (different case)

Lung with uniform consolidated surface and 2
well delineated, peripheral, whitish yellow lesions;
Figure 2: Warthin-Starry stain showing numerous
spirochetes with characteristic coiling

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