Syphilitic encephalitis: A diagnosis to be borne in mind. Epidemiology and a case report

A. Maccabruni, G. Michelone, M. Azzini, A. Dei Cas, A. Matteelli, P. L. Garavelli

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Abstract

Since the introduction of antibiotic treatment there has been a remarkable reduction in the incidence of 'classical' neurosyphilis, and, when cerebral involvement occurs, a relative increase in abortive or monosymptomatic cases that are difficult to diagnose because of the prevalence of meninges and/or mental signs. A case of luetic meningoencephalitis is described with emphasis on diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic aspects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-294
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Medica
Volume79
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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