• A 42-year-old patient with an ulcerative left tonsil that was not particularly painful was examined. The routine blood test for syphilis was reactive. The patient was found to have a chancre of the left tonsil. Painless ulcers of the left tonsil in a sexually active individual should be considered as possibly syphilitic.
(Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:43-44)
Fiumara NJ, Walker EA. Primary Syphilis of the Tonsil. Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(1):43–44. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790490045013
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