SOL KATZ, M.D.; HUGH H. HUSSEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.; BERNARD J. WALSH, M.D.
It is very difficult to establish the diagnosis of syphilitic aortitis in children and adolescents, and confirmation by pathological study is absolute only if the Treponema pallidum is found in the aorta. Stolkind1 emphasized that the Treponema pallidum is not found in the aorta of children with congenital syphilis who are more than one year old, and for this reason the diagnosis of congenital syphilitic aortitis has rarely been proved in older children or adolescents. McDonald2 has indicated that the aortic lesions of congenital syphilis differ in no way from those of the acquired form.
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KATZ S, HUSSEY HH, WALSH BJ. SYPHILITIC HEART DISEASE PROBABLY DUE TO CONGENITAL SYPHILIS; REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:606–614. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-4-606
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(4):606-614.
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