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February 1975

Isolation of the Spirochetes in the Perilymph Despite Prior Antisyphilitic Therapy: A Case Report

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(2):104-106. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780310026007
Abstract

For the congenital syphilitic patient to develop sensorineural deafness is uncommon. For the congenital syphilitic patient to have persistence of treponemes after treatment is rare.

To demonstrate viable organisms in the inner ear perilymph of the congenital syphilitic patient, despite treatment with penicillin, has not been recorded to date. This is a case report of such a patient.

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