A case of undiagnosed syphilis in a patient undergoing coronary artery bypass graft and aortic valve surgery

Marcos M. Soliman, Ihab Dorotta, Steven P. Larosa, Bruce W. Lytle, Colleen Gorman Koch, Judith A. Drazba, E. Rene Rodriguez, C. Allen Bashour

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Abstract

We report a case of syphilitic aortitis suspected by the intraoperative appearance of the aorta. Diagnosis was confirmed by postoperative serological testing. Given the recent increase in the number of cases of primary syphilis, it is important to remain aware of the clinical and pathological manifestations of tertiary syphilis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-78
Number of pages3
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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