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This photograph of an aortic tissue sample, reveals pathologic consequences in a case of cardiovascular tertiary syphilis. Known as syphilitic aortitis, the disease causes markedly irregular wrinkling of the tunica intima, producing the so-called tree-bark effect. Note that there were also several arteriosclerotic plaques present.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Susan Lindsley
Creation Date:1971
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