Symptomatic Neurosyphilis

Jung Bock Lee, Soo Chan Kim, Sungnack Lee, Kyung Hee Whang, Il Saing Choi

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Abstract

We observed 24 patients with symptomatic neurosyphilis. Of the 24 patients, nine had clinical manifestations of general paresis, seven tabetic neurosyphilis, five meningovascular neurosyphilis, one taboparetic, one tabomeningovascular, and one spinal neurosyphilis. Confusion, disorientation, lancinating pain, impaired memory, and bizzare behavior were the most prevalent symptoms. Sensitivity of the CSF FTA‐ABS test was higher (96%) than that of the CSF VDRL test (79%). CSF cell count and total protein determination may be inadequate for assessing activity of neurosyphilis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-580
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
Volume22
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1983 Dec

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Neurosyphilis
Confusion
Tabes Dorsalis
Cell Count
Pain
Proteins

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Lee, Jung Bock ; Kim, Soo Chan ; Lee, Sungnack ; Whang, Kyung Hee ; Choi, Il Saing. / Symptomatic Neurosyphilis. In: International Journal of Dermatology. 1983 ; Vol. 22, No. 10. pp. 577-580.
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Lee, JB, Kim, SC, Lee, S, Whang, KH & Choi, IS 1983, 'Symptomatic Neurosyphilis', International Journal of Dermatology, vol. 22, no. 10, pp. 577-580. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-4362.1983.tb02129.x

Symptomatic Neurosyphilis. / Lee, Jung Bock; Kim, Soo Chan; Lee, Sungnack; Whang, Kyung Hee; Choi, Il Saing.

In: International Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 22, No. 10, 12.1983, p. 577-580.

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