This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
Among the lesions of late syphilis, syphilitic aortitis by virtue of its serious complications ranks high as a cause of fatalities. It is estimated that cases of cardiovascular syphilis constitute over one-tenth of all cases of organic heart disease. Moore believes that there may be as many as 20,000 deaths a year from this cause in the United States. Of these a certain proportion are due to aneurysm, but the majority result from heart failure. For the most part it is not the aortitis which causes heart failure but the extension of the aortitis to the aortic valves with resultant
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
SYPHILITIC AORTITIS. Ann Intern Med. 1933;7:133-135. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-1-133
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(1):133-135.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only