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Cardiovascular (CV) syphilis

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This condition appears 20 or more years post-infection.

It is characterised by:

  • aortitis, with aortic aneurysms, usually in the ascending part of the aorta
  • aortic valvulitis with consequent regurgitation
  • stenosis of the coronary ostia

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