Jinyeong Kim1, Kyueng-Whan Min2, Bongyoung Kim1, Hyunjoo Pai1 and Jieun Kim1*
1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, South Korea 2Department of Pathology, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, South KoreaFulltext PDF
A 59-year-old man visited the emergency room with colon perforation requiring emergent surgical treatment. The colon biopsy revealed tissue-invading spirochetes with an abscess. We report a case of tertiary intestinal syphilis with a previous failed treatment for latent syphilis in a patient without HIV infection. Tertiary syphilis is rare, but able to induce serious infection. Clinicians should suspect Treponemal disease based on clinical history, and should obtain adequate laboratory tests.
Kim J, Min K-W, Kim B, Pai H, Kim J. A Case of Syphilitic Colitis Presenting as Acute Abdomen in a Non-HIV Adult. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2021; 6: 2038..