ID#: 4102
This photograph depicts an anterior view of a patient's knees, who'd been diagnosed with Clutton’s joints, due to what was determined to be congenital syphilis, caused by the bacterium, Treponema pallidum. See PHIL 12598, for a view of the patient's right knee, from a lateral perspective. 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 involves synovitis, or swelling of a joint, accompanied by collections of fluid within the joint capsule.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ J. Pledger
Creation Date: 1976
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