DISEASES OF THE LARYNX : SYPHILIS EARLY CONGENITAL LARYNGEAL (LUES DYSKERATOSIS) - etiology, pathogenesis, symptoms and course of, recognition, prediction and prevention
Symptoms. Changes of the larynx in early congenital syphilis is reduced to the erythema and infiltration. Weak, often disappearing voice, cough, some shortness of breath. These symptoms coincide with other signs: syphilides around the vents, on the buttocks; cracks at the corners of the lips, eyelids, syphilitic rhinitis, enlarged liver and spleen.
The recognition is based on these symptoms. Laryngeal manifestations of late congenital syphilis are the same as purchased. The diagnosis should be based on family history and other manifestations of late congenital syphilis: saddle nose, irregular tooth with a cavity on their free edge, etc.
Treatment specific. In early congenital syphilis penicillin therapy (see Venereal disease, Syphilis).