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Description:This photograph depicts a lateral view of a patient's right knee, who'd been diagnosed with "Clutton’s joints" due to what was determined to be congenital syphilis. See PHIL 4102, for a view of the patient's knees, from an anterior persoective.
”Clutton's joints”, or symmetrical hydrarthrosis of the knee joints, is a painless condition that often occurs during the late stages of congenital syphilis. It involes synovitis, or swelling of a joint, accompanied by collections of fluid within the joint capsule.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Tichard Deitrick
Creation Date:1967
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Links:CDC – Syphilis, Congenital Treponema pallidum
CDC – Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs); Syphilis: Fact Sheet
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