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Description:Stenosis of the coronary arteries due to cardiovascular syphilis.
This photograph of cardiovascular syphilis shows coronary artery stenosis, a feature of late syphilis. The ostia of both coronary arteries are markedly stenosed. Note the "tree-bark" effect in the intimal lining of the aorta just superior to the aortic valve.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Susan Lindsley
Creation Date:1971
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Links:National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention – Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Syphilis Elimination
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