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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 293823, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/293823
Case Report

Syphilis, Hepatitis, and Pancreatitis: Is the Uncommon Becoming Common in the HIV+ Patient?

Department of Internal Medicine, MedStar Harbor Hospital, 3001 South Hanover Street, Baltimore, MD 21225, USA

Received 18 September 2013; Accepted 3 November 2013

Academic Editors: J.-F. Faucher, M. Ghate, C. L. Gibert, A. Marangoni, A. C. Sena, T. Shibata, and P. O. Sumba

Copyright © 2013 B. A. da Silva 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.

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