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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 17, No. 2, 2010, pp. 56-60
Bioline Code: mj10022
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2010, pp. 56-60

 en Bilateral vocal cord palsy as the sole presentation of acquired syphilis
Asha'Ari, Zamzil Amin; Razali, Mohd Sayuti & Rl Ahmad, Raja Ahmad


Bilateral vocal cord palsy is almost always caused by neck surgery, particularly surgery of the thyroid. We report a case of bilateral vocal cord palsy requiring emergency surgery to relieve the airway obstruction as the sole presentation of acquired syphilis. As the incidence of syphilis worldwide is rising, this unusual presentation may give clinicians a different perspective on the disease.

bilateral vocal cord palsy, syphilis, medical sciences

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