Secondary Syphilis With Hepatitis and Nephrotic Syndrome: A Rare Concurrence

Jasbir Makker, Bharat Bajantri, Suresh Kumar Nayudu


Syphilis, a chronic multisystem disease, is caused by a spirochete, Treponema pallidum. Clinical presentation may expand to several stages including primary, secondary and latent syphilis, which may present as early or late syphilis. Nephrotic syndrome and acute hepatitis are well-known complications of secondary syphilis. To the best of our knowledge, secondary syphilis with coexisting renal and hepatic complications has rarely been reported. Here we present a rare case of concurrent nephrotic syndrome and acute hepatitis in a patient with secondary syphilis.

J Clin Med Res. 2016;8(7):550-554


Syphilis; Secondary syphilis; Hepatitis; Nephrotic syndrome; Glomerulonephritis

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