In view of the fact that the impression prevails in some quarters that syphilitic ulcer of the stomach is a rather rare condition, and since, in spite of the assertions of others, that it is fairly common, comparatively few cases are reported in the literature, the following case would seem to be of some scientific interest:
A negro laborer, aged 50, complained of pain in the stomach after eating. The family history was negative, except that the wife had had one late miscarriage. The personal history was negative for any trouble bearing on the present illness. There had been no stomach trouble before the onset of the present illness. The patient denied lues but admitted gonorrhea.
The present illness began three months before admission with a sharp pain in the upper epigastrium, radiating to the right side, appearing from one-half to one hour after meals, being fairly constant in appearance,
McNEIL HL. SYPHILITIC ULCER OF THE STOMACH: REPORT OF A CASE EXAMINED HISTOLOGICALLY. JAMA. 1915;LXIV(5):430. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570310050018
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: