Gastric Lesions Associated with Secondary Syphilis; a case suspected of gastric sarcoma by X-ray and endoscope Masakazu Maruyama 1 , Hisao Hayakawa 1 , Mamoru Nishizawa 1 , Atsushi Kariya 1 1The 1st Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine Chiba University pp.195-202
Published Date 1968/2/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403110648
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 (1) A case of gastric involvement associated with secondary syphilis was presented.

 (2) X-ray and gastrofiberscopic examination initially revealed questionable findings of gastric sarcoma, but direct-vision gastrofiberscopic biopsy eventually disclosed characteristic findings of secondary syphilis with plasma cell infiltration in the submucosa of the stomach.

 (3) Gastric lesions disappeared almost completely after treatment.

 (4) Our observation appears to form the basis for the concepts of “visceral roseola”, as Rudneiff observed, at autopsy, syphilitic lesions of the gastric mucosa in a patient who died during the secondary stage of syphilis.

 (Great thanks are to our teacher Dr. hikoo Shirakabe,Associate Professor of The 1st Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Chiba University, who gabe a opportunity to present the paper and useful advice to us.)

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