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Meningovascular neurosyphilis: a report of stroke in a young adult

Department of Neurology, Kaunas University of Medicine
Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania
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Medicina 2010, 46(4), 282;
Received: 4 September 2008 / Accepted: 6 April 2010 / Published: 11 April 2010
A young adult patient with meningovascular neurosyphilis in the form of acute ischemic stroke with right hemiparesis and speech disturbance is reported. CT scan showed features of ischemic infarct and extensive laboratory studies were made before the diagnosis ultimately was revealed. Such cases could result in confusion for the clinician, and high index of clinical suspicion of this condition is required since syphilis is not routinely tested, as routine screening is seen to be of low diagnostic yield. As clinical practice indicates, it remains a difficult problem approaching diagnosis of neurosyphilis, and this is achieved through exclusion of neurosyphilis as a clinical possibility.
Keywords: neurosyphilis; stroke; young adult neurosyphilis; stroke; young adult
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Vaitkus, A.; Krasauskaitė, E.; Urbonavičiūtė, I. Meningovascular neurosyphilis: a report of stroke in a young adult. Medicina 2010, 46, 282.

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