Syphilitic bursitis is one of the uncommon manifestations of acquired syphilis. Garner and Schoch1 recently reported two cases of the type of syphilitic bursopathy described by Verneuil and reviewed the literature on the subject. The following case is the only example of this condition that has been seen in the syphilis clinic of the University of California Hospital outpatient department in recent years.
REPORT OF CASE
V. K., a white woman, aged 42, was first seen on Oct. 17, 1931, complaining of intermittent painful swelling of the left knee following a fall two years previously, while skating. At that time the injured left knee became swollen and painful on motion, but there was no local redness. Owing to this pain, she was forced to remain off her feet as much as possible for about six months. The symptoms then subsided and caused no further discomfort until two months prior
EPSTEIN NN, FRIEDLANDER R. SYPHILITIC BURSOPATHY OF VERNEUIL: REPORT OF A CASE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(5):831–833. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030832006
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