SIR, Syphilis is a
sexually-transmitted infectious disease caused by the bacteria Treponemapallidum.
A characteristic manifestation of the third stage is arteritis of the aorta,
which leads to necrosis and loss of tissue. Here, we report on a 48-year-old
woman admitted with suspected Takayasu’s arteritis (TA) due to localized
inflammation confined to the aortic root and valve, which could be diagnosed as