Symptomatic Neurosyphilis

Jung Bock Lee, Soo Chan Kim, Sungnack Lee, Kyung Hee Whang, Il Saing Choi

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We observed 24 patients with symptomatic neurosyphilis. Of the 24 patients, nine had clinical manifestations of general paresis, seven tabetic neurosyphilis, five meningovascular neurosyphilis, one taboparetic, one tabomeningovascular, and one spinal neurosyphilis. Confusion, disorientation, lancinating pain, impaired memory, and bizzare behavior were the most prevalent symptoms. Sensitivity of the CSF FTA‐ABS test was higher (96%) than that of the CSF VDRL test (79%). CSF cell count and total protein determination may be inadequate for assessing activity of neurosyphilis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-580
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1983 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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