The meager literature found on the subject of syphilitic bursopathy of Verneuil prompts the report of the following two cases and brings the total number of cases reported to forty.
The first reports of cases were made in 1868 and 1873, by Verneuil.1 In 1909, Churchman2 wrote an elaborate article dealing with every phase of this condition based on the analysis of twenty-six cases plus his own case. In 1924, Lane3 wrote an article on syphilitic bursitis based on seven cases, two of which were his own. In 1931, Garner and Schoch4 reported two cases of syphilitic bursopathy. In this article, they gave a complete bibliography, including thirty-six cases, and a fine discussion of their two additional cases. They, together with the previous writers, observed that syphilitic bursopathy affects particularly the prepatellar and subpatellar bursae and, less frequently, those at the joints of the elbow,
SWARTZ JH, TOLMAN MM. SYPHILITIC BURSOPATHY OF VERNEUILREPORT OF TWO CASES. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(3):419–421. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030417002