Syphilitic gumma and tuberculosis: An unusual combination in AIDS

Gideon D. Charach*, Itamar Groskopf, Dan Turner, Michael Y. Barilan, Chen Kugel, Moshe S. Weintraub

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Syphilitic brain gummas are extremely rare nowadays, and few have been reported among AIDS patients. We report the case of an AIDS patient who had both tuberculosis and brain syphilitic gumma. This unexpected combination resulted in management that did not include treatment for the syphilis, which was diagnosed only post-mortem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-464
Number of pages2
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain gumma
  • Syphilis
  • Syphilitic gumma
  • Tuberculosis


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