Sign Up for a Free Account

This is an image preview.
Start a Free Account
to view the full image.

  • Nearly 3,000 illustrations, including video clips of neurologic disorders.

  • Every article is reviewed by our esteemed Editorial Board for accuracy and currency.

  • Full spectrum of neurology in 1,200 comprehensive articles.

  • Listen to MedLink on the go with Audio versions of each article.

Clutton’s joints due to congenital syphilis (2)

Anterior view of knees of a patient knees diagnosed with Clutton’s joints due to congenital syphilis. Clutton's joints, or symmetrical hydrarthrosis of the knee joints, is a painless condition that often occurs during the late stages of congenital syphilis. It involves synovitis, or swelling of a joint, accompanied by collections of fluid within the joint capsule. (Source: CDC and J Pledger, 1976. Public Health Image Library, image 4102. Public domain.)

Associated Disorders

  • Congenital HIV infection
  • Congenital central nervous system infections
  • Congenital cytomegalovirus infection
  • Congenital herpes virus infection
  • Congenital infections
  • Congenital rubella infection
  • Congenital toxoplasmosis infection
  • Maternal HIV infection
  • Maternal syphilis