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Rectal Syphilis Mimicking Rectal Cancer
Syphilis rates are up in gay and bisexual men; here's why - CBS News
There are many stories that claim Christopher Columbus, the great explorer, was the one to bring syphilis to the new world. And of course, some scientists believe that syphilis was common in both the new and old worlds. Either way, syphilis began to ravage Europe to the point that by the beginning of the 16th Century, one-third of Paris was infected. Today, syphilis is regarded as being the first global disease. Did Columbus bring Syphilis to the New World? The point of this tale is that syphilis has been around for hundreds of years, is easily spread and people of all sexual practices and ethnicities have fallen victim to its effects.
Syphilis rates are up in gay and bisexual men; here's why
Rectal syphilis, known as a great masquerader, can be difficult to diagnose because of its variable symptoms. Gastroenterologists should be aware of the possibility of rectal syphilis when confronted with anorectal ulcers, and should gather a detailed history about sexual preferences and practices, including homosexuality. We report a case of primary rectal syphilis mimicking rectal cancer on radiologic imaging. In this report, we described the clinical, endoscopic, and radiologic features of this rare case. In recent years, risky sexual behaviors with regard to sexually transmitted diseases have increased, particularly unprotected anal intercourse.