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Cardiovascular syphilis in HIV infection: a case-control study at the Institute of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Chennai, India
  1. M Maharajan1,
  2. G Sampath Kumaar2
  1. 1Rajan Hospital, 29 B, T.B. Road, Madurai 625010, Tamil Nadu, India
  2. 2Department of STD, Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr M Muthu
 Rajan Hospital, 29, B., T. B. Road, Madurai – 625010, Tamil Nadu, India;

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It is known that HIV co-infection with syphilis may accelerate the onset of gummata and neurosyphilis and increase their severity. However, this has only been reported for cardiovascular syphilis in two previous cases.1,2

This case-control study deals with a total of 14 HIV seropositive and 100 HIV 1 and 2 seronegative individuals with syphilis, who were seen in our clinic between June 2000 and May 2001. Of the 14 HIV seropositive individuals, 12 were reactive for VDRL (venereal diseases reference laboratory) and TPHA (Treponema pallidum haemagglutination assay) and two had primary syphilis confirmed by dark field examination forT pallidum. Of the …

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