Syphilitic lymphadenitis Immunofluorescent identification of spirochetes from imprints

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We are reporting two cases of early syphilis with inguinal buboes which were surgically excised. The clinical impression was lymphoma in one case and inguinal hernia in the other. The correct and specific diagnosis was quickly established by the application of fluorescent antibody technique to imprints of the enlarge lymph node.

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