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Related to cardiovascular syphilis: syphilitic heart disease
involvement of the cardiovascular system seen in late-stage syphilis, usually resulting in aortitis, aneurysm formation, and aortic valvular insufficiency.
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Tertiary syphilis involving the heart and great blood vessels, esp. the aorta. Saccular aneurysms of the aorta and aortic insufficiency frequently result.
See also: syphilis
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