Secondary syphilis in a patient living with HIV

Authors

  • Mauricio La Rosa Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Estudiante de medicina.
  • Víctor Puelles Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Estudiante de medicina
  • Humberto Sasieta Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Estudiante de medicina.
  • Leslie Soto Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Alexander von Humboldt”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, Ministerio de Salud. Lima, Perú. Médico infectólogo.
  • Walter H Curioso Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Seattle, Washington, USA. Médico salubrista.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2007.243.1122

Keywords:

Syphilis, HIV, Case report

Abstract

We present a case of a 31-year-old male with HIV infection, not receiving antiretroviral therapy that presented an ulcerative lesion that began in the genital region and then progressed in all the body, with the diagnosis of secondary syphilis. He was treated with Benzatinic Penicillin and the lesions disappeared. We also discuss the available diagnostic tests and therapeutics regarding the case. Co-infection by Treponema pallidum and by HIV is present in the general population, especially in high-risk populations such as men who have sex with men and clients of sexual workers, and can affect the initial presentation and natural history of syphilis.

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Published

2007-09-30

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Case Report

How to Cite

1.
La Rosa M, Puelles V, Sasieta H, Soto L, Curioso WH. Secondary syphilis in a patient living with HIV. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2007 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];24(3). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1122