*Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of General Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Ambulatory Care and MedicalService, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Portland, OR 97207.
Greater Occipital Neuralgia: An Unusual Presenting Feature of Neurosyphilis
Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 27, Issue 10, pages 552–554, November 1987
How to Cite
Smith, D. L., Lucas, L. M. and Kumar, K. L. (1987), Greater Occipital Neuralgia: An Unusual Presenting Feature of Neurosyphilis. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 27: 552–554. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1987.hed2710552.x
- Issue online: 22 JUN 2005
- Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2005
- Accepted for Publication: October 30, 1987.
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The syndrome of greater occipital neuralgia (GON) is a cause of chronic unilateral or bilateral headaches. It occurs when the greater occipital nerve is compressed, irritated or inflamed. We describe a case of neurosyphilis in which GON was the presenting manifestation. We discuss this previously unreported early presenting feature of neurosyphilis and its implication.