Syphilitic hepatitis: an increasingly common presentation of an epidemic disease

Matthew Smale, William R Connell and Julien D Schulberg
Med J Aust 2021; 215 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51191
Published online: 16 August 2021

To the Editor: The incidence of syphilis is dramatically rising in Australia. As such, previously rare sequelae like syphilitic hepatitis are occurring more frequently, supported by a growing number of case reports in the literature.1 We present a typical case of syphilitic hepatitis and review the evolving at‐risk populations, to raise awareness of this potentially fatal yet highly treatable disease.

  • Matthew Smale
  • William R Connell
  • Julien D Schulberg

  • St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC


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