Lytic skull lesions in a middle-aged man

Aspasia Polanagnostaki, Theophilos Chrysanthidis, Panos Prassopoulos


A 55-year-old male presented at the Emergency Department with severe headache. He reported ache, starting 15 days earlier, and worsening gradually. The patient had a known history of alcohol abuse and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that was recently diagnosed without any antiretroviral therapy at the time of presentation.

Radiograph (Fig. 1) and Computed Tomography (CT) of the head (Fig. 2) were performed.


xray; computed tomography; skull; lytic; syphilis

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