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Bone invasion in secondary syphilis: case reports.
  1. J E Ollé-Goig,
  2. J L Barrio,
  3. M Gurgui,
  4. D Mildvan
  1. Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.


    The affinity of treponemes for bone tissue is well known, but the incidence of bone infection in the early stages of syphilis is uncertain. Although case reports of early bone invasion are few, reviews of large numbers of patients with early syphilis indicate that the incidence is probably greater than at present believed. Two case reports are presented.

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