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Description:Syphilis of the aorta, or aortitis, during the tertiary stage of the disease.
Syphilitic aortitis causes markedly irregular wrinkling of the tunica intima, producing the so-called "tree-bark" effect. Note that there are several arteriosclerotic plaques also present.
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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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