Reviewers: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 25 September 2011, last major update September 2011
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See also Skin-nontumor chapter
● 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)
● Premature newborn with congenital syphilis, acute hyaline membrane disease and bilateral lung abscesses with spirochetes (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2002;126:484)
● 34 year old HIV+ man with secondary pulmonary syphilis (Clin Infect Dis 2006;42:e11)
Lung with uniform consolidated surface and 2 well-delineated, peripheral, white-yellow lesions; Figure 2: Warthin-Starry stain showing numerous spirochetes with characteristic coiling
Inguinal lymph node (different case)
End of Lung-nontumor > Infections > Syphilis
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