JOSEPH M. WILSON, M.D.
Acquired syphilis of the lung is an uncommon manifestation of syphilis according to many reports, particularly those written by the pathologist. Although well over 200 cases have appeared in the literature, only a minority have been confirmed by autopsy. A considerable difference of opinion concerning the diagnosis and incidence of pulmonary syphilis exists not only between the clinician and the pathologist, but also among the pathologists. This controversy can doubtless be attributed to the relatively non-specific clinical features, to the variation in diagnostic criteria employed, and lastly to the fact that such a lesion may easily be overlooked at the
WILSON JM. ACQUIRED SYPHILIS OF THE LUNG: REPORT OF A CASE WITH AUTOPSY FINDINGS AND DEMONSTRATION OF SPIROCHETES1. Ann Intern Med. ;25:134–146. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-1-134
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(1):134-146.
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