H. S. MITCHELL, M.D.
Tertiary syphilis of the stomach has always been a rather uncommon finding. Estimates of incidence vary from 0.1 per cent of syphilitic patients (Chase, quoted by Eusterman) to 4 per cent of gastric resections (Ayoma).3 Eusterman in 19311 reported 93 cases. Harris and Youmans2 suggested that the following points should be met to provide a reasonably conclusive diagnosis of syphilis: (1) evidence of organic disease of the stomach, which on x-ray examination is indistinguishable from carcinoma; (2) a comparatively young individual; (3) the presence of other evidence of syphilis; (4) a qualified improvement under antisyphilitic treatment; (5) in cases operated
MITCHELL HS. CONGENITAL SYPHILIS OF THE STOMACH1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:369–374. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-2-369
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(2):369-374.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Sexually Transmitted Infections.
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