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Author Hussain, Nazneen ♦ Igbinedion, Samuel O. ♦ Diaz, Richie ♦ Alexander, J. S. ♦ Boktor, Moheb ♦ Knowles, Kurt
Editor Aldrighetti, Luca
Source Hindawi
Content type Text
Publisher Hindawi
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2018
Language English
Abstract Liver involvement is a known feature of secondary syphilis. The prevalence of hepatitis in secondary syphilis ranges broadly from 1 to 50%. We report a case of a 37-year-old man with type 1 diabetes mellitus and sickle cell trait presenting with jaundice and acute liver cholestasis. Abdominal ultrasound revealed mild hepatic fatty infiltration. RPR and Treponema pallidum IgG results were positive with a reflex titer of 1:64. Liver biopsy revealed chronic hepatitis with normal hepatic architecture, Kupffer cell hyperplasia, hepatic cholestasis, and ductal proliferation suggestive of syphilitic hepatitis.
ISSN 20906587
Learning Resource Type Report
Publisher Date 2018-10-22
Rights License This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
e-ISSN 20906595
Journal Case Reports in Hepatology
Volume Number 2018
Page Count 3


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