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n. pl. gum·mas
or gum·ma·ta (gŭm′ə-tə)
A small rubbery granuloma that has a necrotic center and is enclosed by an inflamed fibrous capsule. It is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis.
[New Latin, from Late Latin, gum; see gum1.]
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There are 4 types of central nervous system involvement caused by syphilis: Syphilitic meningitis, meningovascular syphilis, parenchymal syphilis and gummatous
The tertiary stage is subdivided into three general categories: gummatous
syphilis, followed by cardiovascular syphilis and finally neurosyphilis.[sup] In particular, tertiary syphilis often mimics cancer, because it frequently presents as a space-occupying lesion in visceral organs.[sup],
It can present as neurosyphilis, gummatous
syphilis, or aortitis.
mucocutaneous lesions of tertiary syphilis and advanced secondary syphilis can be seen simultaneously .
The cardinal manifestations of this late form of syphilis are cardiovascular, gummatous