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Definition / General
- Testis usually involved first
- Discrete gummas contribute to enlarged, irregular testis
- Gummas: diffuse interstitial inflammation with edema, lymphocytes and plasma cells, with obliterative endarteritis and perivascular cuffing
- Spirochetes usually identified in gummatous but not fibromatous stages