Sífilis tardía. Reporte de un caso

Sífilis tardía. Reporte de un caso.
QR Code

Sífilis tardía. Reporte de un caso.

A 48 year-old male presented with a 6 month history of a dementia syndrome, memory deficit, impairment of judgement, and right sligth hemiplegia, and sexual promiscuity. ELISA for HIV was negative; the VDRL and FTA-abs for syphilis were positive (1/8 and 3+ respectively); VDRL int the CSF was positi...

Full abstract

Saved in:
Journal Title: Revista Medica Herediana
Main Author: Jaime ZEGARRA P
Other Authors: Jesús CHIRINOS L
Language: Spanish
Get full text: http://www.upch.edu.pe/vrinve/dugic/revistas/index.php/RMH/article/view/626
Resource type: Journal article
Source: Revista Medica Herediana; Vol 10, No 2 (Year 1999).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20453/rmh.v10i2.626
Publisher: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Usage rights: Reconocimiento (by)
Subjects: Applied Sciences --> Medicine, General & Internal
Abstract: A 48 year-old male presented with a 6 month history of a dementia syndrome, memory deficit, impairment of judgement, and right sligth hemiplegia, and sexual promiscuity. ELISA for HIV was negative; the VDRL and FTA-abs for syphilis were positive (1/8 and 3+ respectively); VDRL int the CSF was positive (1/8) making the diagnosis of neurological syphilis. In addition, significant NMR images are presented. The patient received penicilin I.V. with clinical, neurological and radiological improvement.