Secondary syphilis with pulmonary involvement

Azusa Ohta, Norihiro Furusyo, Yasuhiro Kishihara, Kunimitsu Eiraku, Masayuki Murata, Mosaburo Kainuma, Kazuhiro Toyoda, Eiichi Ogawa, Takeo Hayashi, Tsunehisa Koga

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A 39-year-old Japanese man presented to our hospital complaining of left chest pain and rash on the hands and feet. Plain thoracic computed tomography (CT) revealed multiple nodular shadows in the left lower lobe of the lung. A diagnosis of secondary syphilis was made based on the appearance of the rash and positive serologic tests for syphilis. The patient was started on amoxicillin but was switched to minocycline due to amoxicillin-induced rash on both forearms. Thoracic CT after five months of treatment revealed that the multiple lung nodular shadows had contracted, and secondary syphilis with pulmonary involvement was diagnosed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-126
Number of pages6
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine


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