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Why is the tibia bowed anteriorly in syphilis?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Saber shin
Many diseases can cause periostitis & bone softening, syphilis being one of them. Anterior bowing is "…due to abnormal weightbearing" according to extract from imaging of tropical diseases: with epidemiological, pathological .
.., volume 2 by philip e. S. Palmer, maurice merrick reeder.

In brief: Saber shin
Many diseases can cause periostitis & bone softening, syphilis being one of them. Anterior bowing is "…due to abnormal weightbearing" according to extract from imaging of tropical diseases: with epidemiological, pathological .
.., volume 2 by philip e. S. Palmer, maurice merrick reeder.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
None of the sources I reviewed addressed that specific detail. I wondered that myself.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Diaphyseal periostit
Congenital syphilis causes diaphyseal periostitis in long bones (including the tibia) and bowing deformities under progressive weight-bearing during development.

In brief: Diaphyseal periostit
Congenital syphilis causes diaphyseal periostitis in long bones (including the tibia) and bowing deformities under progressive weight-bearing during development.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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