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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 409896, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/409896
Case Report

Secondary Syphilis with Pleural Effusion: Case Report and Literature Review

1Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College of Qatar, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
2Weill Cornell Medical College of Qatar, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Received 27 October 2012; Accepted 17 November 2012

Academic Editors: B. Moreira and W. I. van der Meijden

Copyright © 2012 Abdel-Naser Elzouki et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Here we present a case of a 38-year-old Indian man with a history of extramarital relationships who presented with pleurisy, skin rash, and radiological findings of pleural effusion. After thorough investigation of the etiology of his acute illness, he was found to be positive for syphilis. Review of literature revealed a small number of case reports of pleural effusion as a manifestation of secondary syphilis. The review of criteria proposed in the literature was utilized to diagnose this patient as a case of pulmonary syphilis.