Congenital and acquired syphilis of bone: pathologic fracture with hyperplastic callus. A description of two cases and a review of the literature.

L. Campanacci, R. Casadei, F. De Iure, S. Bandiera

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Abstract

The authors describe two cases of syphilis of bone with multiple pathologic fractures. Healing of the fractures occurred over a normal period of time, with the production of hyperplastic callus. Differential diagnosis with tumorous and pseudotumorous lesions is possible based on clinical data and a history of the patient, as well as specific laboratory tests for syphilis; occasionally, biopsy is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalLa Chirurgia degli organi di movimento
Volume80
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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