Widespread superficial thrombophlebitis as a manifestation of secondary syphilis - a new sign. A report of 2 cases

Jordaan H.F. (1986)


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Two patients with serologically proven secondary syphilis also showed multifocal superficial thrombophlebitis. All manifestations cleared when appropriate antisyphilitic treatment was instituted. Although Treponema pallidum could not be demonstrated in the thrombophlebitic veins, the organism was considered responsible, either directly or indirectly. Multifocal superficial thrombophlebitis should be regarded as a new sign of secondary syphilis.

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