Lung - nontumor
Infections
Syphilis

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 27 February 2017, last major update September 2011

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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
Treatment
  • 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