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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 209

Syphilitic hepatitis: An uncommon manifestation of a common disease

Department of Dermatology, Leprosy and Venereology, Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt, New Delhi, India

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Shilpa Garg
22/11 Geeta Mandir Marg, New Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi - 110 060
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.127711

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Hepatitis being first manifestation of secondary syphilis is rare. Here in we report a case of 39 years old male who was being treated for hepatitis and presented to us subsequently with itchy maculopapular rash. Venereal disease research laboratory (VDRL) titre was 1:16. Treponema pallidum hemagglutination assay (TPHA) was positive. He was treated with intramuscular Benzathine Penicillin. His hepatitis improved rapidly.

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