The present paper is based on observations of such syphilitic patients as I have had in my private practice during the last four years, some forty in number. No attempt has been made to figure out the percentage to total number of patients treated; the number is too small for such figures to have any value. No case of primary syphilis of the upper air-tract has been met. They must be quite rare, especially so if primary chancre of the lip be excluded from this analysis and we confine ourselves strictly to the upper air-tract. Secondary and tertiary manifestations are common, the areas most frequently involved being the pharynx and tonsillar region, the nose and larynx. The sore throat of the secondary stage is one of the most common of syphilitic lesions, yet in my experience is less often seen by the specialist than the tertiary. This condition is usually
RICHARDS GL. SYPHILIS OF THE UPPER AIR-TRACT. SOME REMARKS ON ITS DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT. JAMA. 1900;XXXV(21):1327–1331. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620470017001e
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