Syphilitic Lymphadenitis

Syphilitic Lymphadenitis

Francisco Vega, MD, PhD

Inguinal lymph node involved by syphilis. There is pericapsular inflammation and fibrosis associated with marked follicular hyperplasia.

A pericapsular blood vessel with arteritis is surrounded by an inflammatory infiltrate rich in plasma cells. The plasma cells are polytypic.



  • Luetic lymphadenitis, lues


  • Lymphadenitis in course of syphilis

    • Syphilis: Chronic systemic infection caused by Treponema pallidum (T. pallidum)

      • Infection usually sexually transmitted, characterized by periods of active disease and latency


Infectious Agents

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Syphilitic Lymphadenitis

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