JOHN B. FITTS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Visceral syphilis has become of increasing interest and importance in recent years due to more accurate diagnosis, and to an appreciation of its wider incidence.
Lesions of tertiary syphilis manifesting themselves in the cardio-vascular and central nervous systems are being more and more emphasized today. The gastro-intestinal tract is less often affected, perhaps, by the spirocheta pallida than any of the viscera. Gastric symptoms in syphilitics may be many and varied, they may be independent and superimposed upon an existing syphilis, or the expression of symptoms of central nervous system lues, as gastric crises, or reflexly from syphilis of other
FITTS JB. Syphilis of the Stomach—A Study of Eight Cases(Syphilis of the Stomach—A Study of Eight Cases*). Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:628–631. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-6-628
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(6):628-631.
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