We discuss a case of secondary syphilis with pulmonary involvement in a 45-year-old man who tested positive for HIV. He presented with dyspnoea, chest pain and a rash on his limbs and torso. A CT showed multiple bilateral necrotic lung nodules. A diagnosis of pulmonary syphilis was made due to his respiratory symptoms and imaging, his serological, histopathology findings, and the resolution of symptoms on treatment with benzathine penicillin.
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Contributors NB: Complied and written the report. MB: Reviewed and treated the patient and reviewed and modified the report. AP: Reviewed and treated the patient and reviewed and modified the report.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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