Late syphilis in a cardiac transplant patient

Maryjane Farr, Adam I. Rubin, Christina Mangurian, Brian Scully, David N. Silvers, Sameera Husain, Marc E. Grossman, Donna Mancini

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Patients undergoing cardiac transplantation are routinely screened for prior exposure to Treponema pallidum, the bacterium implicated in syphilis. Although acute syphilis typically presents with a painless genital chancre, chronic syphilis can manifest in protean forms and linger undiagnosed. Left untreated, syphilis can cause multi-system disease, particularly irreversible neurologic damage. We describe a case of cutaneous secondary syphilis, neurosyphilis and luetic hepatitis in a cardiac transplant patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-361
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation


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