• The clinical course of syphilis may be altered in some patients with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection. We report two cases of syphilis in patients with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection who presented with marked unilateral anterior cervical adenopathy after engaging in oral-genital sex. Neither of the patients had evidence of oropharyngeal chancres. One patient developed a cutaneous rash of secondary syphilis soon after the cervical adenopathy developed. Both patients responded well to antibiotic therapy.
(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118:757-758)
Heller H, Fromowitz F, Fuhrer J. Luetic Cervical Adenitis in Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Infection. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118(7):757–758. doi:10.1001/archotol.1992.01880070087017
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