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Secondary syphilis after liver transplantation: case report and review of the literature


Sabine C.Wolf, Department of Endocrinology and Nephrology, Otfried-Müllerstr. 10, 72076 Tübingen, Germany.
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Abstract:  Syphilitic disease is uncommon, but its incidence has increased worldwide in the last few years. An unusual manifestation of secondary syphilis after orthotopic liver transplantation is described which confirms that lues should be considered in patients with immune deficiency and abnormal liver function tests.

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