The salivary glands, especially the parotid, may share in the general glandular involvement of the early stages of syphilis, or more frequently, may be the seat of tertiary lesions of the disease. Of about 5,600 cases of syphilis in all stages seen in the Syphilis Department of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, four, or less than 0.07 per cent., presented involvement of this glandular group, and so far as we have been able to determine, the literature contains the report of only sixty-one cases. The rarity of the condition, the paucity of reports in English and the differential diagnostic problem raised by these lesions warrants a report of our own cases.
REPORT OF CASES
Case 1 (G39522).—
Chancre of the upper lip; enlargement of submaxillary glands.A white man, aged 36, was first seen Dec. 17, 1920, complaining of a lump under the right side of the jaw. He had been
JAROLD E. KEMP, JOSEPH EARLE MOORE. SYPHILIS OF THE SALIVARY GLANDS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1922;6(1):57–62. doi:10.1001/archderm.1922.02360010060010