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Description:The onset of this aortic aneurysm occurred during the tertiary stage of syphilis.
This patient with late tertiary syphilis has developed an aortic aneurysm, which is eroding supraclavicularly through the ribs and clavicle. Cardiovascular syphilis can begin 5 to 10 years after initial infection.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/Susan Lindsley
Creation Date:1971
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Links:NIH – Fact Sheet - Syphilis
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