Chapter 74. Neurosyphilis

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief2,3,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head4,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head5 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director6,7
  1. Jonathan Carr MB ChB, FCP (SA) Neurology Head

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch74

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Carr, J. (2009) Neurosyphilis, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch74

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 3

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 4

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 5

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 6

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 7

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Division of Neurology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008

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Keywords:

  • neurosyphilis;
  • neurosyphilis was in decline - well before advent of penicillin era;
  • prevalence of syphilis and neurosyphilis - mirroring that of HIV infection;
  • primary stage of syphilis - typically characterized by a chancre;
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - recommending lumbar puncture for patients;
  • Tabes dorsalis - Tabes becoming extremely uncommon;
  • HIV and neurosyphilis, manifestations of neurosyphilis in HIV-positive patients;
  • HIV-positive patients, same treatment as non-HIV-positive patients

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology

  • Clinical features

  • Investigations

  • Treatment/management

  • Further reading