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October 1937

Les gastropathies des syphilitiques

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(4):935-936. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480040252027

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Abstract

Prefaced by a letter from Professor Émile Sergent, this is an analytic and critical survey of the literature on gastric syphilis, with an appended extensive bibliography.

For discussion the subject matter is subdivided as follows: historical antecedents of syphilis of the stomach; general symptomatology of gastric syphilis; roentgenology in gastric syphilopathies; clinical aspects; the aspect of the stomach in syphilis; pseudocancerous tumor forms; gastric hypertrophic scleroses; gastric reactions of neurosyphilis; diagnosis of diseases of the stomach of syphilitic origin; treatment of gastric syphilitic conditions.

The opinions of various authors, including a number of specialists on this continent, whose conclusions seemed best founded, are recorded along with those of the author.

In part, the conclusions are: The diagnosis of gastric syphilis is based not on one of several symptoms but on the entire picture, on the history of the case, the serologic reactions and the results of specific treatment. Roentgen observations

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