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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-37

Observance of Kassowitz law-late congenital syphilis: Palatal perforation and saddle nose deformity as presenting features


Department of Sexually Transmitted Disease, Govt Mohan Kumaramangalam Medial College Hospital, Salem, Tamilnadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Govindan Balaji
Department of Sexually Transmitted Disease, Govt Mohan Kumaramangalam Medial College Hospital, Salem, Tamilnadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.112869

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Late congenital syphilis refers to the people with syphilis from the age of 2 to 30 years. We report a case of late congenital syphilis in a 9 year old girl with perforation of palate and saddle nose deformity. Kassowitz law was also observed (if a woman with untreated syphilis has series of pregnancies, the likelihood of infection of the fetus in later pregnancies becomes less).Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) and Treponema pallidum hemagglutination (TPHA) were reactive. Computed tomography (CT) scan of paranasal sinus showed maxillary and nasal polyps. The case reported here is a rare presentation of late congenital syphilis with perforation of palate and saddle nose deformity.


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