C. S. DANZER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It is superfluous to discuss the importance of recognizing aortic syphilis early. The contrasting results in properly treated and untreated cases speak for themselves. As far as I know, a clean-cut symptom-picture by which this disease may be diagnosed, is still lacking. I shall attempt this task in the present communication.
The confusion in the past was due largely to two factors, the frequent association of this disease with aortic atherosclerosis, and the misinterpretation of the Wassermann reaction.
How often have we seen on examining an aorta at autopsy, atheromatous, calcified placques with wrinkling of the intima and pink streaks
DANZER CS. A Diagnostic Triad in Syphilitic Aortitis12. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:29–39. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-1-29
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