Atypical presentation of syphilis in an HTLV-I infected patient

Atypical presentation of syphilis in an HTLV-I infected patient

Autor Carnaúba Junior, Dimas Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bittencourt, Achiléa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Brites, Carlos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Federal University of Bahia Infectious Diseases Foundation of Bahia
Resumo We report the case of a 44 year-old female, who presented a long-lasting, clinically atypical, secondary syphilis (malignant syphilis) in the right foot, which started six months before medical evaluation. The patient had a serological diagnosis of HTLV-I infection and syphilis two years before the onset of the skin lesions, following a blood donation. As she believed she was allergic to penicillin, she initially received sulfamethoxazole + trimethoprim, without any improvement of the clinical picture. After failure of this first treatment regimen, she was given penicillin, which promoted complete healing of the lesion. We found evidence that infection by HTLV-I is capable of modifying the clinical course of secondary syphilis.
Palavra-chave Secondary syphilis
HTLV-I infection
syphilis/HTLV-I coinfection
malignant syphilis
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2003-08-01
Publicado em Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, v. 7, n. 4, p. 273-277, 2003.
ISSN 1413-8670 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publicador Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
Extensão 273-277
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702003000400008
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
SciELO S1413-86702003000400008 (estatísticas na SciELO)
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/1788

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