Chameleons everywhere

Sprenger, Katharina; Furrer, Hansjakob (2014). Chameleons everywhere. BMJ case reports, 2014 BMJ Publishing Group 10.1136/bcr-2014-205608

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We report the case of an HIV-infected man returning from Thailand with secondary syphilis with general symptoms, hepatitis and a pulmonary mass lesion. A cerebrospinal fluid examination showed no signs of neurosyphilis. Two months after successful treatment with benzathine penicillin he presented with a mass lesion in the brain suspected to be a glioma or glioblastoma, which turned out to be a syphilitic gumma. Syphilis remains a great imitator in clinical medicine. Syphilitic brain gummata can develop within a few months.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Furrer, Hansjakob

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1757-790X

Publisher:

BMJ Publishing Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annelies Luginbühl

Date Deposited:

05 Jan 2015 14:22

Last Modified:

19 Oct 2015 11:14

Publisher DOI:

10.1136/bcr-2014-205608

PubMed ID:

25422329

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/60876

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