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Title: Medial medullary stroke due to neurosyphilis in a newly diagnosed HIV-positive man.
Authors: Katelaris, Anthea L
Janson, Sonja
Ramachandran, Prashanth
Spencer, Emma
Affiliation: Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.. Department of Infectious Diseases, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia..
Department of Infectious Diseases, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia..
Department of Neurology, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia..
Department of Infectious Diseases, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia..
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Internal medicine journal 2018; 48(8): 992-995
Abstract: This case report presents the clinical record of a 37-year-old man who presented with a dense right hemiplegia, found to be caused by a left medial medullary stroke. The cause of the stroke was unclear, and bacterial endocarditis was initially suspected. However, he was ultimately found to have neurosyphilis on a background of undiagnosed human immunodeficiency virus and was treated with benzylpenicillin. This case report reviews the diagnosis of neurosyphilis and highlights the importance of considering neurosyphilis as a rare but important cause of stroke, especially given the increasing prevalence of syphilis in Australia.
URI: http://docs.prosentient.com.au/prosentientjspui/handle/1/11209
DOI: 10.1111/imj.13974
ORCID: 0000-0002-3020-312X
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: HIV
neurosyphilis
stroke
syphilis
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