Early luetic gastritis presenting as an antral mass

Robert F. DeLuca, Robert Morton, Eugene C. Kafka, Jeffrey B. Raskin

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Description of a case in a woman of 28 with secondary syphilis. Gastric involvement by generalized syphilis has been appreciated since its original description by Chiari in 1891. Most studies since then have dealt exclusively with tertiary syphilis, while comparatively little has been written about early luetic gastritis. Lues involving the stomach and presenting radiographically and endoscopically as a polypoid filling defect in the antrum is described. The diagnosis of luetic gastritis was established by the demonstration of spirochetes in the gastric biopsy specimen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalGastrointestinal endoscopy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology


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