Management of Neurologic Diseases

  • Authors: David M. Simpson, MD; Jessica Robinson-Papp, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • Syphilis may be present in the meninges and CSF within weeks of infection[Lukehart 1988]
  • Early neurosyphilis may be asymptomatic or may cause symptomatic meningitis or meningovascular syphilis
  • Late neurosyphilis typically occurs years after untreated infection and often involves the CNS parenchyma

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