• Vol. 46 No. 2, 72–73
  • 15 February 2017

Acute Inflammatory Polyarthritis: A Rare Presentation of Secondary Syphilis


Syphilis can present in a myriad of ways. Recognition of this “great imitator”, which can be easily treated, will greatly reduce morbidity. A 46-year-old Chinese male presented with intense inflammatory polyarthritis of his bilateral metacarpophalangeal, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles and metatarsophalangeal joints for 2 weeks.

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