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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/01.OLQ.0000431351.50346.20
Case Report

Polyostotic Osteitis in Secondary Syphilis in an HIV-Infected Patient

Boix, Vicente MD, PhD; Merino, Esperanza MD; Reus, Sergio MD, PhD; Torrus, Diego MD, PhD; Portilla, Joaquín MD, PhD

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Abstract

We herein describe a case of secondary syphilis in a patient with HIV infection that presented with an unusually diffuse polyostotic osteitis with skull involvement. Syphilis has to be added to the differential diagnosis of extensive inflammatory bone pain in patients at risk, especially if pain worsens at night.

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