Syphilitic meningomyelitis. A case report
Department of Neurology
Humans; Male; *Meningitis; Middle Aged; *Myelitis; *Neurosyphilis; Paralysis
Nervous System Diseases | Neurology
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.
Arch Neurol. 1977 Dec;34(12):785.
Archives of neurology
Fisher, Marc and Poser, Charles M., "Syphilitic meningomyelitis. A case report" (1977). Neurology Publications and Presentations. 36.