Title

Syphilitic meningomyelitis. A case report

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Neurology

Publication Date

1977-12-01

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Humans; Male; *Meningitis; Middle Aged; *Myelitis; *Neurosyphilis; Paralysis

Disciplines

Nervous System Diseases | Neurology

Abstract

A 58-year-old man was admitted with a progressive, subacute asymmetrical paraparesis. The patient denied a previous syphilitic infection, but spinal fluid examination disclosed a lymphocytic pleocytosis, hypoglycorrhachia, and a positive serologic test for syphills. Clinical improvement resulted from a 14-day course of penicillin. Syphilitic involvement of the nervous system appears to be increasing in the United States and should be included in the differential diagnosis of progressive paraparesis.

Source

Arch Neurol. 1977 Dec;34(12):785.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Archives of neurology

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

588102

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