Abstract

We present a case of acute syphilitic meningitis in a 28-year old HIV-infected patient, presenting with a seizure. MRI revealed a meningeal lesion with cortical involvement, and the patient described previous treatment for syphilis. Final diagnosis was established by PCR and spirochete staining on a brain biopsy, upon which the patient was successfully treated with benzylpenicillin.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00423
JournalIDCases
Volume13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Acute syphilitic meningitis in an HIV-infected patient. / Wagemakers, Alex; Hepp, Dagmar; Killestein, Joep; Peferoen, Laura; Ang, Wim.

In: IDCases, Vol. 13, e00423, 2018.

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