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Cardiovascular syphilis 

Cardiovascular syphilis
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Cardiovascular syphilis
Author(s):

Krishna Somers

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.160904_update_003

Update:

Management – use of 18F-FDG PET/CT for assessment of disease and response to treatment.

Updated on 27 Nov 2014. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 20 November 2017

Clinicians need to be aware of cardiovascular syphilis in patients at risk of infection, with the time taken from initial infection to clinical manifestation ranging from 10 to 25 years, although this is accelerated in patients with HIV infection. Inadequate or interrupted antibiotic therapy may confound the development of cardiovascular syphilis and make diagnosis difficult....

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