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|Title:||Syphilitic meningitis presenting with multiple cranial neuropathies||Authors:||Sturm, Jonathan ;Chu, M.;Kumar, S.||Affliation:||Central Coast Local Health District
|Issue Date:||Jun-2021||Source:||14(6):e241765||Journal title:||BMJ Case Reports||Department:||Neurology||Abstract:||Syphilis is increasingly prevalent in the community. The protean manifestations of neurosyphilis make the recognition, diagnosis and early initiation of treatment challenging. We report a case of early syphilitic meningitis presenting with multiple cranial neuropathies. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination was inflammatory with predominant lymphocytosis. The patient was diagnosed with neurosyphilis based on serum as well as CSF testing. Intravenous benzylpenicillin treatment resulted in rapid improvement of neurological symptoms. Neurosyphilis should be considered in immunocompetent patients presenting with multiple cranial neuropathies, or isolated cranial neuropathies without vascular risk factors.||URI:||https://elibrary.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/cclhdjspui/handle/1/1987||DOI:||10.1136/bcr-2021-241765||Pubmed:||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34183312/||ISSN:||1757-790x||Publicaton type:||Journal Article||Keywords:||Neurology
|Study or Trial:||Case Series and Case Reports|
|Appears in Collections:||Neurology|
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